Just in time for the National Broadband Network tender, Tyco Electronics has unveiled a new technology, called "Enlighten", that is a preconnectorised FTTH solution along the lines of Corning's FlexNAP and Prysmian's QuickD@aw products.

This end-to-end connectivity infrastructure solution is designed to facilitate rapid delivery of fibre based services, reducing the cost and skill required for the final connection of fibre to the home. For service providers, this solution brings connectivity from exchange to the end-user, with ease of use, and most importantly, protection of their infrastructure from harsh environments -- a common cause for concern, as it affects network performance.

Karel Tierens, EMEA Sales Director for Tyco Electronics' Telecom Outside Plant business unit, said, "One key feature of our fiber-to-the-home solution is connectivity, the component of the passive physical FTTH network infrastructure with the highest impact on Capex and Opex of the service providers. FTTH is connectivity rich, offering over 25 times more connection points per fiber km compared to core/metro networks. FTTH entails one or two connections per installation job -- and service provisioning determines about 95 percent of the jobs."

While not deployed in Australia as yet, we have performed an engineering evaluation of this product, and believe it to be the best of the three pre-connectorised solutions.


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