In today's fiber world, multiple service providers need more user bandwidth. Their engineers need to innovate, making them easier and more cost-effective to build critical fiber connections to provide Gigabit access. Engineers can do this by deploying a fiber distribution hub.
The Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) is a housing that provides a connection between a fiber optic cable and a passive optical splitter outside the network. It makes service connections and reconfiguration easier and faster, and can be used as a test point in an external factory network. If the cabinet is equipped with factory-pre-connected feeders and wiring cable brackets, it helps to ensure that the field is installed quickly, easily and reliably. Fiber distribution hubs vary in size and shape, depending on the location in the network and the number of customers who need to serve.
The best technology of FTTH early was to limit manufacturers to large metal cabinets. It is common practice to place the cupboard on concrete mats or poles because of the opposition to the carrier or homeowners on the ground by placing a cabinet on the utility. Today's approach has been very different, allowing restrictions, sabotage and security at the forefront of counter-placement discussions.
FDH has a different shape and size depending on its position in the network. There are indoor and outdoor applications. In the outdoor environment, more choices depend on the number of applications and the number of customers who need to serve. Often, multiple designs will meet the requirements of the operator, so it is important to work with a trusted consultant to determine the best application for your application.
The Fiber Distribution Hub provides the connection between the fiber optic cable and the passive optical splitter in the external plant part of the network. The good FDH provides a good weatherproof housing for high density fiber connections to meet the increasingly stringent social needs.