22 Vol. 40 No. 3 - August 2018 Issue SCTE corporate member, CommScope, a specialist in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has published its first FTTX eBook, “Fiber to the X Fundamentals,” encompassing all aspects of outside plant fibre deployment. “We get so many questions from our customers – who are either deploying an FTTX network for the first time or are curious about new technologies – about how they can benefit from the performance and economics of the right network,” said Mark Alrutz, Vice President of global field application engineering for CommScope’s service provider customers. “We decided to summarise this knowledge into an eBook that shares with our customers our considerable fibre expertise.” The eBook’s four chapters are the culmination of a months- long process of distilling the knowledge of CommScope’s thought leaders on fibre, as well as curating material from global customers, partners and distributors on what makes an FTTX network thrive. It wraps all of CommScope’s experience as a fibre infrastructure provider into one document, containing many of the lessons learned and projects fulfilled. n Chapter 1: The history and future of Fibre-to-the-X. n Chapter 2: From fundamentals to real-world choices. n Chapter 3: Network architectures: options, benefits and considerations. n Chapter 4: How to make an FTTX business plan work. An interactive graphic can be found on CommScope’s website which is easily shareable on social media. The graph touches on the increasing bandwidth demand, global internet connection speed and global subscriber growth. Readers can also check their FTTX IQ with a shareable quiz. The entire eBook and its assets are designed to be a helpful guide in any FTTX journey, whether deploying one for the first or tenth time. For more information, see https://www.commscope.com/Resources/eBooks/FTTX-Fundamentals-eBook/ CommScope releases FTTX eBook industry news