Telecommunications operators are developing new solutions to bring high-speed Internet connectivity inside homes. Specifically, they are promoting the new FTTR technology, based on fiber optics and with WiFI6 Gigabit coverage, which will make it possible to take full advantage of the power offered by the latest generation Internet connections, especially 5G, within the home.
With ‘Fiber to the Room’, which is the translation of Fiber To the Room (FTTR,) we have gone from bringing fiber optics to the building and, then, to each home (FTTH or Fiber To the Home), to extend gigabit speed Internet to every room or corner of the house. This is an important step, since many of the applications that users are using require the high speed and high bandwidth that 5G provides. However, the signal of many current WiFi devices It does not have enough capacity to pass through the walls of homeswhich prevents it from reaching all rooms regularly.
MásMóvil, which recently announced the upcoming availability of FTTR solutions for its clients, explains that, “compared to traditional Wi-Fi networks, FTTR can significantly increase speed and reduce latency”. To do this, this technology uses a main optical router, as well as secondary routers that connect directly to the fiber optics installed in each of the rooms.
This, as the operator has communicated, will allow any room to have greater speed for the use of “critical applications, such as video conferencing, streaming high-definition content or online gaming”; but also in business areas or, for example, in hotel facilities.
For its part, Vodafone has launched its new Vodafone Fiber to the Room service in Portugal, which is described as a premium service, especially aimed at homes with large spaces, as well as families that have different users who connect online simultaneous. Likewise, its suitability for gamers, streamers and users of intensive Internet services stands out. Another characteristic aspect is the aesthetic component of these installations, since the fiber optic cabling is practically invisible.