Fiber optic technology

Active optical networks are usually based on signal distributing devices, such as routers, switches or multiplexers. The signal leaving the central point is directed only to the user to whom it is addressed. The most common active optical networks are called active Ethernet. Active Ethernet uses optical switches for signal distribution, combining distribution points and endpoints into one gigantic switched Ethernet network. Such networks are identical to academic networks or business solutions, with the difference that their goal is to connect houses or buildings to central points, not printers with workstations on the campus. Each distribution point can handle up to 1000 users, although the most common solution is to connect about 400-500 customers. The IEEE 802.3ah standard allows you to transfer data at 100 Mbps in full duplex. source: