FTTH's prospects in 2022 under COVID-19
Covering 80% of homes with FTTH in 2022 will not be possible according to fiber manufacturers, due to COVID-19.
This Thursday was presented the results of the Very High Speed Observatory 2020. Health crisis obliges, this presentation which brought together Infranum (the fiber manufacturers), the President of ARCEP or even Julien Denormandie, the Minister in charge of the city and housing, took place by videoconference. This observatory has become the national benchmark indicator for FTTH deployment. It is the result of a two-month survey carried out by the expert firm l’ARCEP among a panel representative of the fiber market
It emerged from this observatory that the COVID-19 crisis caused an estimated delay of 1.5 million catches (1 million in 2020 and 500,000 planned for 2021) and the change in the benchmark for the number of homes to be covered has added 5 million additional premises to be covered by 2025, when all of France must be covered with fiber. The test was
Russia opens its first 5G pilot network
On March 5, Russian operator MTS announced that it had opened Russia’s first 5G pilot network for consumers in Moscow.
According to the news, users can use 5G wireless network for free in 14 locations in Moscow, including Lubyanka Square, Sparrow Hills, and the square near Moscow University. The network speed can reach up to 1.5Gbps.
In July last year, Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications and media regulator, issued a 5G license to the operator MTS. After obtaining a 5G license, MTS will use the 24.25-24.65 GHz frequency band allocated by the Russian Radio Frequency Spectrum Committee at the beginning of last year to deploy and commercial 5G networks. Russia’s 3.4-3.8GHz mid-frequency band currently belongs to the Ministry of Defense and has not been released for use by operators.
However, the 5G pilot network opened this time uses the 4.9GHz frequency band. Earlier, Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Shadayev stated th
In the 5G era, fiber optic connections are everywhere
The future is wireless and wired. 5G is still based on optical networks. There is no doubt that 5G and optical networks are key ICT infrastructures in the era of all things. For the 5G era, where will the optical network go?
Optical connections will be everywhere
In the past few decades, from PDH, SDH to DWDM, OTN, ASON...to FTTH, the optical network has developed leaps and bounds from the backbone network to the access network, connecting thousands of households and individuals, bringing us Rich and colorful broadband and mobile internet life.
In the future, data centers will become larger and larger, and these data centers require high-speed, low-latency optical network connections. At the same time, driven by the cloud service business model, the dedicated line business for government and enterprise customers is growing rapidly, and the importance of optical networks is becoming more prominent.
With the development o