ADC has become the latest vendor to officially jump into the potentially lucrative fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) waters.
Following an FTTP alliance formed last year with Sumitomo Electric, ADC has now come forth with a new line of fiber distribution terminals, passive optical splitter modules and wavelength division multiplexer modules.
“The response to our new FTTP equipment has been very positive,” said Tom Kampf, director of fiber solutions for ADC’s Connectivity Business Unit. “ADC has years of experience designing and building equipment for the central office and outside plant. The new equipment enables carriers to reduce network costs and increase revenues right now with new broadband services.”
Though small, independent telcos have been the first to deploy FTTP technologies, RBOCs such as Verizon, BellSouth and SBC are moving ahead on fiber upgrades. ADC estimates that as much as $3.5 billion will be spent annually on FTTP networks by U.S. telecommunications companies over the next five years.