Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Architecture for the Republic of the Marshall Islands
The current access network infrastructure in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is based in copper wires. Hence, this paper aims to investigate on the different types of Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) architectures that is most suitable for the RMI. This paper will also complement the fiber optic implementation and its benefits for the RMI as Fiber-To-The- Home (FTTH) is one of the alternatives in comparison to previous traditional internet connection technologies such as Digital Sub-scriber Line (DSL). This research explored the best solution for providing internet access to the RMI end-user supplying higher capacity adaptability due to the increasing number of bandwidth access requests.
The demand for a new generation of bandwidth-hungry has motivated the Marshall Islands National Telecommunication Authority (NTA) to invest in FTTH. It offers the pertinent solution for higher bandwidth. Studies have shown that the most common implemented optical network is the Passive Optical Networks (PONs), in which it establishes the great benefits of an optical network, but at lower costs.
Keywords - FTTx architectures, PONs, RMI, Telecommunication