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3.2 “Fibre” Confusion – FTTC vs FTTP
The term ‘fibre’ is often misused.
Millions of subscribers across
the UK who think they benefit from a
fibre connection aren’t aware that the
fibre only goes to the street cabinet. An
outdated copper line then connects that
cabinet to the premises.
VX Fiber’s Active Open Access networks use Fibre-to-thePremises (FTTP) broadband technology, which provides a
dedicated, future-proof connection where the fibre optic
cables are laid from the signal source into the property.
This differs from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) offered by
some network operators. This is a blend of copper and
fibre optic cables, whereby a final leg of copper wire runs
from the roadside cabinet into subscriber premises. This
causes a bottleneck, resulting in slow and lost connections
especially at ‘peak’ times of the day.
FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) - GIGABIT FULL FIBRE
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