Low-loss shared FTTH distribution network

  • US 7,266,265 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2006
  • Issued: 09/04/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A low-loss shared FTTH distribution network, comprising:

  • a cable including a plurality of optical fibers routed from the point of distribution into a plurality of subscriber zones, each of said plurality of subscriber zones comprising at least one subscriber location;

    a tap device located within a first subscriber zone, said tap device comprising an optical tap which taps a first optical fiber of said plurality of optical fibers with a downstream optical fiber providing at least a portion of an optical path provided to at least one first subscriber location within said first subscriber zone; and

    said plurality of optical fibers including a plurality of straight-through optical fibers which are routed straight through said tap device and said first subscriber zone and into a second subscriber zone.

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