International Journal of Computer Applications
Growing demand for high speed internet is the primary driver for the new access technologies which enable experiencing true broadband. It leads telecommunication operators to seriously consider the high volume roll-out of optical-fiber based access networks. This paper presents a step-by-step design and field implementation of a protected GPON FTTH access network serving 1000 users. The basic components of the network are presented and the contribution of each component to the architecture of the FTTH network is addressed. The design incorporates class B protection, to provide redundancy in the feeder and GPON port, the practical implementation of a protected FTTH network is highly emphasized.