Passive networking components, which operate without the need for power, offer an effective and dependable approach for optimizing bandwidth while conserving fiber usage. In the past, passive technologies like wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) found applications in long-distance and underwater data transmission. In recent times, the reach of WDM has extended to the periphery, and passive optical networks (PONs) utilizing WDM have taken the lead in facilitating fiber-to-the-home and other user endpoints (FTTX).
According to Strategy Analytics, a multitude of factors, ranging from the rise in remote work and online learning demands to the necessity of upgrading aging copper networks, are driving a surge in new fiber-to-the-home deployments. These deployments are projected to reach their zenith between 2024 and 2026 and continue to grow throughout the decade.
Contemporary telecommunications networks encompass a variety of passive devices and storage solutions. These include filters, optical splitters, add/drop modules, MPO/MTP breakout panels, as well as rack and wall-mounted solutions, among others. In planning out your CWDM and/or DWDM network, there are 9 questions to consider and discuss with your passives partner. For more check out our blog here!