Data transmission quality and capacity of
the access network for domestic broadband
communication is steadily being improved
with active technology and the use of fiber
optic cables. This means that customers can
be offered more services.
The available access network bandwidths
should not end at the house entrance, but
must be made available to the user with
a building wiring system that matches
Today’s cable networks with copper and
coaxial lines often fail to attain the required
bandwidth in the transmission routes.
Coaxial networks were originally set up for
Future systems will require variable
structures in the network topology.
Interactive services will require fully
functional return channels.
The growth of newly available services
is matched by requirements arising from
customer needs. Triple Play Services
(TPS) such as digital television (DVB),
Internet, Internet telephony (VoIP), as well
as interactive information services, such as
e-Health, e-Government, and so on, require
forward-looking, reliable building wiring
systems that are easy to install and operate.
On a physical level, the transmission
protocol is Ethernet, with a data rate of 100
MBit/s (Fast Ethernet). This means that the
services described above can be provided
in good quality.
The transmission medium is Polymer
Optical Fiber (POF), a synthetic fiber optic