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Fiber Optics Lebanon

Fiber to the x (FTTX) is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber to provide all or part of the local loop used for last mile telecommunications. As fiber optic cables are able to carry much more data than copper cables, especially over long distances, copper telephone networks built in the 20th century are being replaced by fiber.

FTTX is a generalization for several configurations of fiber deployment, arranged into two groups: FTTP/FTTH/FTTB (Fiber laid all the way to the premises/home/building) and FTTC/N (fiber laid to the cabinet/node, with copper wires completing the connection).

Fiber to the x is the key method used to drive next-generation access (NGA), which describes a significant upgrade to the Broadband available by making a step change in speed and quality of the service.

The Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT) and OGERO kicked-off in June 2018 the first phase of the fiber optics project (FTTX) in Lebanon. The project includes ‘Fiber-to-the-Home’ (FTTH) and ‘Fiber-to-the-Cabinet’ (FTTC), to ensure internet connection speeds of at least 50 Mb/s.

The FTTX project consists of three phases. OGERO distributed the work between the three companies that were awarded the tender in February 2018. Work is being done simultaneously in urban and remote locations

Technical work includes the installation of active street cabinets, and the connection of primary fiber optic cabling to OGERO centrals. Contracted companies are required to ensure a minimum transmission speed of 50 Mb/s in FTTC locations.

FTTX infrastructure will allow OGERO to create an environment for private internet and data service providers that wish to use the FTTX network. End-users will benefit from improved basic internet connections, as well as advanced services such as video-on-demand and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV).

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