Optical fiber: What is the Fiber Connection Box？
In an optical fiber network, the Fiber Connection Box, is the last link in the chain, the one that allows you to have Very High Speed Internet. But concretely, what is an Fiber Connection Box and what does it look likeW? Explanations.
What you should know is that after the Optical Connection Node and the Mutualization Point, the Fiber Connection Box is the last link in the chain in an optical fiber network. It is a small box installed in your home. And on which you will connect your box. The fiber optic signal will then be transformed into an electrical signal via an ONT (Optical Network Termination) to allow you to have Very High Speed Internet thanks to the optical fiber.
How to recognize an Fiber Connection Box?
There are two types of Fiber Connection Box:
Multifiber Connection Box: In this model, the operator who has deployed the fiber optic network brings four fibers from the Mutualization Point to the home (one fiber and one port per operator). The advantage is that once the plug is installed in a housing, it is no longer necessary to send a technician to the PM for each connection.
Monofiber Fiber Connection Box: in this model, the operator who has deployed the fiber optic network brings a fiber from the Mutualization Point to the home. It optimizes the capacity of the fiber but it requires a technician to travel to the pooling point for each connection.
Your home is already equipped with an Optical Terminal Socket, if it has already been connected to Fiber Optic before. The previous occupant had a fiber optic offer. Another scenario: the fiber has been pre-installed in your building. This has now been the case since 2012 for all new housing.
Good to know: The Fiber Connection Box are all equipped with a reference made up of a series of two letters and eight numbers. It is important to take note of this reference because, when you subscribe to a fiber optic Internet offer, and you are already connected, you will need it. This unique reference of the fiber makes it possible to identify the operator who cabled the network, to identify the optical outlet and to identify on which connector of the PTO the fiber is connected.