UTS attends Fiber To The Home Conference & Expo

A team from United Telecommunication Services is attending the Fiber to The Home Conference and Expo in Fort Lauderdale this week. This to bring the company one step closer to its goal of increasing the available bandwidth and the quality of broadband services on St. Maarten. “The St. Maarten market deserves more” says UTS CEO Eastern Caribbean, Glen A. Carty. “The international trend of increased demand for data bandwidth is evident in St. Maarten as well. The growing popularity of more data-hungry services and other cloud-based applications is driving an increased demand for upgrades to the current offering on St. Maarten. We are hard at work to bring the next generation of broadband connectivity to the local market, where the user is connected directly into high-speed, high-bandwidth fiber networks. The value of this to our local economy is vitally important, because it will open up new opportunities for our local businesses and allow them able to expand their offerings. ” Carty continues
Fiber technology allows an internet provider to deliver a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way the premises of the end-user, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires, coaxial cable or wireless technology. The technology is a relatively new and fast growing method of providing vastly higher bandwidth to the end-user, and thereby enabling more robust video, internet and voice services.
Connecting users directly to fiber optic cable allows enormous improvements in the bandwidth that can be provided. Current fiber optic technology can provide two-way transmission speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. Ongoing improvements in fiber optic equipment are constantly increasing available bandwidth without having to change the fiber. That’s why fiber networks are said to be “future proof.” Just as the evolution from dial-up Internet to DSL and cable modem brought in a variety of innovations and applications — such as You Tube and Skype — so, too, will the leap to symmetrical bandwidth of 100 megabits per second and more.
The Fiber to The Home Conference is North Americas largest annual FTTH event and is organized by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas. The Council works to create a cohesive group to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber technologies. Its mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for service providers and their end-users.