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Choosing the Best Installation Method - Pushable Fiber Solution

Posted by Krista Thresh

There are multiple ways to deliver fiber into a home, multi-dwelling unit (MDU) or commercial building, but some methods are more costly and time-consuming than others. Installation time is a major operational cost – up to 80% of a typical FTTP deployment – so it’s important to choose the right method.

Operators can choose among three common methods for deploying fiber – pushing, pulling and blowing – and they’re all very different. While each has its advantages, the most time- and cost-efficient method is often a pre-terminated fiber cable paired with a hand-pushing tool.

Topics: Fiber, Premises

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PPC Broadband Acquires SPC®, Grows Fiber Product Catalog

Posted by Krista Thresh

PPC Broadband customers gain immediate access to premier integrated cabinets

PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Special Product Company (“SPC”), a U.S.-based manufacturer of integrated fiber enclosures.

Topics: Corporate, Fiber, Outside Plant

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What are the key considerations in delivering FTTH to multi-dwelling units?

Posted by Krista Thresh

Network operators are constantly striving to deliver fiber to the home (FTTH) in a way that's practical, secure and aesthetically unobtrusive.

Deploying fiber solutions to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) however, brings with it a whole new set of challenges. 

Building owners want the reassurance of a fiber product set that offers flexibility, functionality and form, as well as considering health and safety aspects.

Topics: Fiber, Premises

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PPC acquires OPTERNA®, FutureLink® to expand portfolio and global customer base

Posted by Krista Thresh

PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce two strategic broadband fiber acquisitions - the OPTERNA® family of U.S. and international companies (“OPTERNA”), and the FutureLink® family of fiber products from Suttle Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communication Systems Inc. (“CSI”).

Topics: Corporate, Fiber, Outside Plant

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Over 250,000 African FTTH customers connected with Miniflex® fiber

Posted by Simon Roberts

Since Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) first hand-pushed a pre-terminated Miniflex® fiber optic 240m from an existing manhole, through a standard 8/5mm duct and connected a 100Mbps business customer in July 2012, Miniflex has grown to become Africa’s drop cable of choice for all leading FTTH (Fiber to the Home) providers.

PPC Broadband has deployed Miniflex in more than 12 countries across the continent and recently passed 250,000 FTTH customer connected. The PPC Miniflex fiber optic cable has withstood all obstacles in its path, standing head-and-shoulders against any other product available in the market today and continually evolves in design to address customer requirements as their networks organically grow more complicated.

Topics: Fiber, Premises

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How optical passives optimize fiber deep networks

Posted by Mark Howard

As operators drive fiber deeper into their networks for increased speed and capacity, tolerances become tighter and margin for error becomes lower. That means quality is critical and every component in the network needs to perform better.

This blog post explores the purpose and function of PPC's new product category of fiber optical passives and splitters to help service providers gain speed and bandwidth, and the crucial role these devices play in enhancing the transmission of high-quality, ultra-high-speed broadband to multiple subscribers.

Topics: Fiber, Outside Plant

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PPC announces acquisition of optical fiber solutions provider NT2

Posted by Krista Thresh

PPC Broadband, Inc. has acquired the Nebraskan-based fiber provider, Net-Tech Technology (NT2) - a move that will add a range of innovative optical passives products to PPC's fiber business unit.

"Broadband providers are driving fiber deeper into their networks, increasing speed and capacity to meet subscriber demand," says PPC President Dave Jackson. "The year-over-year spend continues to increase and we believe this trend will continue well into the future." 

Topics: Headend, Corporate, Fiber, Outside Plant

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Shining the spotlight on ultra-fast broadband solutions

Posted by Krista Thresh

The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of fixed network connection) is shaping up to promise some significant changes within fixed broadband networks over the next five years, according to the latest Telecoms Annual Industry Survey 2017.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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The importance of training for problem-free network installation

Posted by Esther Wise

Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network.

So if you’re looking to ensure better quality home network installations and reduce the number of service calls for your technicians, a customized, hands-on training program is an obvious first step.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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Worldwide fiber news and innovation roundup of 2017

Posted by Krista Thresh

Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and connected gadgets, increased demand for digital storage methods, or the simple pleasure of streaming Ultra HD TV.

In this blog post, we look back over some of the highlights within the fiber industry over the past year, with a roundup of news, developments and innovations from around the globe.

Topics: Fiber, Industry

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