Talkiet:The 24 way split is not an explict policy. It is driven from the requirement that the minimum connection speeds to be provided to a End User is 100Mbps/50Mbps. Using the GPON technology this translates into a 24 way split.Publius: @InstallerUFB,
What will happen after the UFB network is rolled out in a suburb with every 24 houses connected to a optical splitter, then someone sub-divides an existing section and a new house is built and wants a UFB hookup?
"Sorry the cabinet is full"?
Interesting question... It's worth noting that the 24 way split is a policy, not a technical, limitation. There are options to split 32 or even 64 ways I believe. I'm not sure of the level of optical rework required to change it though.
Cheers - N
However there isn't a 24 way splitter so a 32 way splitter is installed and only the first 24 ports are used.
When 10GPON is introduced, then the number of people on the same splitter can be increased becuase of the faster equipment speeds but the End User speeds remain the same. and the splitter may be upgraded to a 1:64 or 1;128 way. This will handle the future growth and the recent networks are generally designed for a 10GPON rollout.
There are several technologies available on the horizon that will give End Users even faster speeds.