Fibre to the home

fibreflow™ in Fibre to The Home applications

Imagine a housing development with no running water, no gas, and no electricity – the result: no buyers. You can now add highspeed broadband access to that list of necessities, for it is has indeed become the fourth utility. To a great extent, optical  fibre initiated and continues to feed users’ hunger for bandwidth, creating a market that is increasingly demanding high-speed broadband, and is willing to pay for it.

Currently, there are many broadband applications that people want, and want today: video-on-demand, high-definition TV, gaming, home security, telecommuting, and movie downloads, home education, video-conferencing, sophisticated telephone service and more. A fairly modest mix of these services could involve transference speeds beyond traditional infrastructures. Optical fibre, however, is up to the task, and when deployed with fibreflow™ can be installed easily, efficiently and cost effectively.

One of the strengths of is that with new constructions, tubes can be laid fibre-ready along with other utility lines.

This drastically reduces build costs and the higher, often unnecessary, cost of redundant fibre provision. As customer requirements emerge and expand – and they will, because we’re just in the early stages of the broadband explosion – fibre bundles can simply be blown in to supply service where it is required, when it is required.

Ethernet-based FttH and PON-based FttH

Solutions such as fibreflow™ are increasingly being used in high-speed Passive Optical Networks (PONs) and Ethernet-based Point to Point (P2P).

With PONs, a signal is sent down one fibre from a central location and is split with passive optical splitters. With P2P, a direct fibre link connects devices either to each other, a hub or a backbone.

When fibre service is provided to multi-office buildings with either of these architectures, capacity is key. With traditional technologies, the answer is to install surplus fibre. This eliminates re-digging and other intrusive work that would have to be done when more capacity is needed.

However, it also entails a large start-up investment – one that might never be recouped, simply because the predicted capacity requirements might never materialise. The result – lots of costly fibre doing nothing.

With fibreflow™, you avoid all that. Instead of having to lay extra fibre at the outset, you install only what you need right now. To add capacity in the future, just blow in the fibre. This enables you to minimise your initial investment and to make future investments solely on the basis of increased efficiency (money saved) and new revenue generation.


Point to Point Distribution


Point to Multi Point Distribution


Blown Fibre (Pty) Ltd, has been involve in successful deployments of fibreflow™ technology in various estates through out South Africa. Our infrastructure solutions have proven to offer high value into these estates throughout the years.

Blown Fibre’s staff is highly trained in all aspects of Fibre to the Home solutions as we offer;

  • Design & Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Project Execution
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Commissioning & Handover
  • Maintenance

Customer benefits with  fibreflow™ used in Fibre to the Home

  • Lower costs per additional customer
  • Reduced number of splices between the Point of Presence (POP) and end user
  • Reduced installation costs
  • Cheaper closures and connectivity products
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced fibre costs in the short and long term
  • Elimination of unused fibres in new networks
  • 'Pay-as-you-grow' capabilities
  • Reduced access charges

Fibre to the Home – References in South Africa

  • Woodlands Estate
  • Kanonberg Estate
  • Midstream Estates
  • Sterre Wag Estates
  • Irene Farms Estates
  • Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estates