Feasibility Study of Fiber to the Home Networks for Optical Fiber Loss and Attenuation


  • Edy Budiman
  • Haviluddin .
  • Masna Wati
  • Medi Taruk
  • Hario Jati Setyadi
  • Herman Santoso Pakpahan
  • . .




Optical, Fiber, Attenuation, FTTH, Networks.


The utilization of optical fiber cable as a data transmission medium has provided various benefits and advantages in terms of data transfer and economically because it can reduce the use of many copper cables. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of Fiber To The Home (FFTH) networks by measuring and analyzing power losses caused by attenuation along the fiber optic cable. Measuring tools for attenuation use JDSU MTS-8000 while the power measurement uses Optical Power Meter. Feasibility specifications refer to ITU-T G.984. recommendations. The analysis results show that of the 110 customers observed, the average value of Link Power Budget is 20.58 dB, with an average power margin of 5.57dBm. If comparing the results of the ITU-T G.984 recommendation, it stated that was accepted, still in accordance with the rules specifications. Feasibility studies of FTTH networks on the issue of power loss and attenuation are needed in an effort to maintain the quality of service to customers. It also has a relationship with planning and developing system installations in the future.





[1] H. Alobaidan, "Current and Future FTTH Technologies." Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications 7, no. 2, pp. 35-40, 2017.

[2] P. W. Shumate, Fiber-to-the-home: 1977–2007. Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 26(9), pp. 1093-1103, 2008.

[3] Gigabyte Passive Optical Network (GPON) available at: http://www.gpon.com/, last access July 31.2018

[4] Kumar, N.: Improved performance analysis of Gigabit passive optical networks, Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, vol. 125(7), pp. 1837-1840, 2014.

[5] Israr A, Junaid M, Israr A.: Performance Analysis of Advance Optical Modulation Formats for GPON System. InFrontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 13th International Conference on, IEEE, pp. 77-80, 2015.

[6] ITU-T G.984.1, Recommendation: Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (GPON): General characteristics, March 2008.

[7] ITU-T G.984.2, Recommendation: GPON: Physical Media Dependent (PMD) layer specification, March 2003.

[8] ITU-T G.984.3, Recommendation G-PON: Transmission Convergence Layer Specification, January 2014.G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics (Book style with paper title and editor),†in Plastics, 2nd ed. vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.

[9] E. Budiman and O. Wicaksono, "Measuring quality of service for mobile internet services," 2016 2nd International Conference on Science in Information Technology (ICSITech), Balikpapan, 2016, pp. 300-305. doi: 10.1109/ICSITech.2016.7852652.

[10] E. Budiman and S. N. Alam, "User perceptions of mobile internet services performance in Borneo," 2017 Second International Conference on Informatics and Computing (ICIC), Jayapura, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/IAC.2017.8280643.

[11] E. Budiman, U. Haryaka, J. R. Watulingas and F. Alameka, "Performance rate for implementation of mobile learning in network," 2017 4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics (EECSI), Yogyakarta, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/EECSI.2017.8239187.

[12] E. Budiman, D. Moeis and R. Soekarta, "Broadband quality of service experience measuring mobile networks from consumer perceived," 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology (ICSITech), Bandung, 2017, pp. 423-428.
doi: 10.1109/ICSITech.2017.8257150.

[13] Budiman, E., Haeruddin, Hairah, U., and Alameka, F., “Mobile learning: Visualizing contents media of data structures course in mobile networksâ€, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, vol. 10 (1-9), 2018, pp. 81-86.

[14] Budiman E., Hairah, U., and Saudek, A., Mobile Networks for Mobile Learning Tools, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, vol. 10 (1-4), 2018, pp. 47-52.

[15] Keiser, G., FTTX concepts and applications, John Wiley & Sons, vol 91, p.196, 2006.

[16] Farmer J, Lane B, Bourg K, Wang W.: FTTx Networks: Technology Implementation and Operation, 1st edn, Morgan Kaufmann, p.51, (2016).

[17] Ubaidillah, A., and R. Alfita. "Link Power Budget and Traffict QoS Performance Analysis of Gygabit Passive Optical Network." In Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 953, no. 1, p. 012129. IOP Publishing, 2018.

[18] M. El-Ghazali Hamza and K. Bashir Bugaje, "Enhancement of Gigabit Passive Optical Highspeed Network using Fiber-To-The-Home," 2018 International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering (ICCCEEE), Khartoum, Sudan, 2018, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/ICCCEEE.2018.8515851.

[19] M. Taruk, E. Budiman, Haviluddin and H. J. Setyadi, "Comparison of TCP variants in Long Term Evolution (LTE)," 2017 5th International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering (ICEEIE), Malang, 2017, pp. 131-134.
doi: 10.1109/ICEEIE.2017.8328776.

[20] Hammadi, A., Talwar, R. and Singh, H., 2017. A Case Study on the Architecture, Design, Implementation and Testing of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Green Network in Kuwait.

[21] http://www.fiber-optic-transceiver-module.com/author/aria-zhu">Zhu, A, Fiber Link Power Budget: How to Make It Right? Posted on June 9, 2017, available at: http://www.fiber-optic-transceiver-module.com/fiber-link-power-budget-calculation.html.

View Full Article:

How to Cite

Budiman, E., ., H., Wati, M., Taruk, M., Jati Setyadi, H., Santoso Pakpahan, H., & ., . (2018). Feasibility Study of Fiber to the Home Networks for Optical Fiber Loss and Attenuation. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4.36), 1335–1339. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i4.36.28982
Received 2019-04-25
Accepted 2019-04-25