Models for fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) access network deployment

Tamra Carpenter, Martin Eiger, Hanan Luss, Ronald Menendez, Mark Seely

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The relatively recent push to deliver broadband services has led to deployment of various new access network architectures. Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) brings fiber all the way to the customer premises to enable higher-bandwidth services. In most cases it is too costly to dedicate a fiber optic connection from each subscriber to an Optical Line Terminal at the central office, so one or two levels of concentration are implemented using splitters along the way. We describe FTTP access network models with one and two levels of concentration, and we describe optimization models for automated splitter location and customer assignment. The models automate decisions on the location, size, and number of splitter clusters, where the particular choice is driven by cost. By automating the design process, such optimization methods allow more thorough assessment of tradeoffs in less time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2005
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557527849, 9781557527844
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2005 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2005Mar 6 2005

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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