Gartner Research

Choose the Right Topology for Your Fiber-to-the-Home Network

Published: 20 November 2003

ID: G00118478

Analyst(s): Jouni Forsman , Peter Kjeldsen


Service providers' network architecture choices affect their capital costs, operating expenditure and revenue. Passive optical networks may be cheaper to install, but point-to-point systems are a better long-term option.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Fiber-to-the-Home Solutions
    • Passive Optical Network Systems
    • Point-to-Point Systems
  • Evaluation of Equipment Technologies
    • Performance
    • Capital Expenditure
    • Operational Costs
  • Evaluation of Network Topologies
    • Supported Business Models
    • Performance
    • Capital Expenditure
    • Operational Costs
  • Government and Regulatory Aspects
  • Dataquest Perspective

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