Fibre to Home Installation – Start to Finish

There are three basic steps in providing FTTH services: building a backbone network, installing fibre to each block, and connecting homes to the fibre network.

  • Backbone network – The backbone network is typically a fibre ring which feeds the fibre from a distribution node to every block.
  • Fibre in each block – After the backbone network is installed, each block in the neighbourhood starts to get fibre. This is where everyone’s pavements are dug up to put in the fibre.
  • Connecting homes – Fibre is taken from the distribution box on the boundary wall into the home.

The following image gives a basic overview of a fibre-to-the-home installation from Vumatel in Parkhurst.

Vumatel FTTH installation

A real-life FTTH installation

MyBroadband member, who lives in Parkhurst, documented his FTTH installation fromVumatel.

He said the installers arrived at 14:00, and the installation was completed by around 18:00.

“There was no digging (trenching) that had to be done in the garden, for which I am very grateful. Vumatel’s staff were great, friendly, and answered all my questions,” he said.

The following photos provide an overview of the fibre-to-the-home installation process.

Fibre ready to be installed

Fibre through wall

Vumatel fibre

Vumatel fibre on wall

Vumatel fibre in home

Fibre cable wall holder

Fibre CPE

Fibre strands

Fibre splicing


Wireless setup


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