FTTH Council Gives Terms

BRUSSELS -- Today the Fibre to the Home Councils of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America announced completion of a new resource to provide world-wide standardisation of terminology used in the fibre-to-the-home industry. The FTTH Council – Definition of Terms is the result of collaborative work between the three Councils. The document provides definitions for commonly utilized industry terms describing access network terminology. Definitions agreed to among all three Councils provides clear and concise descriptions that are both adequate and useful to the global telecommunications industry.

“As the industry has grown, so has the optical fibre terminology in use among FTTH professionals, analysts and journalists,” notes Joe Savage, President of the FTTH Council North America. “It has become increasingly more important to know that when a term is used, it means the same thing - whether you’re deploying in Canada, Japan or Germany.”

FTTH Council Asia Pacific President, Shoichi Hanatani agrees. “It became difficult to compare industry research on different regions or between different studies of the same region. The industry needs a reference tool that provides common definitions for terms used on a global scale. It was a very good exercise for all three regional organisations to compare notes and to come to agreement on definitions for these terms.”

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