Fiber to the premises, or ftth (fiber to the home), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide high-speed internet access. fttp (fiber to the premises) is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery which reaches one living or working space.

Fttp can be delivered either using active equipment which can add, drop or switch traffic between different fibers, passive optical networks (pons) which require no power at the customer site and can only receive data, or vdsl2 systems with short copper links.

Fttc (fiber to the cabinet) refers to a telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables run to distribution cabinets (also known as dslams) that are typically street-side boxes, from which existing copper lines take over for connections up to homes and businesses.

The difference between FTTP and FTTC is that FTTP is fibre all the way from your local exchange to your home, whereas FTTC uses a copper wire for the last bit of the connection. In practice, this means that FTTP will be faster than FTTC.

FTTP stands for ‘fibre to the premises’, whereas FTTC stands for ‘fibre to the cabinet’. The names refer to how far the fibre optic cable runs in these types of connection.

FTTP is a fibre optic connection from your local telephone exchange all the way to your house.

FTTC is a fibre optic connection from your local telephone exchange to a green roadside cabinet, then a copper wire connection from there into your home.

Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)

A pure fibre optic connection, FTTP is the fastest and most reliable type of broadband available. It’s also completely future-proof, so it’ll be able to cope with any new services or technology you might want to use in the future – from super high definition TV to ultrafast gaming. On top of all that, it’s also the only type of superfast broadband that can offer symmetrical speeds – this means you get the same upload speed as download speed.

Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC)

FTTC broadband uses fibre optic from the telephone exchange to your cabinet, then copper wire from your cabinet to your home or business. This is quicker than ADSL which uses the copper wire for the whole connection but not as quick as FTTP. It’s still a good option though, and generally cheaper than FTTP.

FTTP stands for fibre to the premises, which includes fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the building (FTTB). It means that a fibre optic cable runs all the way from your local telephone exchange to your premises.

FTTC stands for fibre to the cabinet. A fibre optic cable runs from your local telephone exchange to a street cabinet. The telephone line then connects from the cabinet to your premises. In order to learn more click here to find out more.