the past few decades, hybrid
fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks have evolved and adapted to meet
the ever increasing appetites of the multiple-system operators’
(MSO) subscribers. From the earliest coaxial
networks providing access to distant off-air
television channels, service providers expanded RF bandwidth to accommodate varied content.
They introduced two-way
systems to support high-speed data and
telephony, incorporated fiber optics to improve network reach and service
quality, and provided wireless Wi-Fi coverage (both in-home and at public
hotspots) to further enhance access. Today, convergence of services is a fact
of life, and the MSO community has been evolving to take advantage of it.
that same time, CommScope partnered with
the MSO community at every step of the way. We’ve assisted service
providers with the evolution of coaxial and RF connectivity technology. We also helped develop fiber-optic cabling and innovative solutions
to combat powering challenges. Most recently, our acquisition
of the Broadband Network Solutions (BNS)
businesses from TE Connectivity expanded our fiber
connectivity and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solutions.
our expanded solutions portfolio includes wireless networks, and customers expect
more from us. As converged service providers and operators, MSOs face
challenges related to the speed and scalability of FTTH and HFC network
deployment – including the availability of skilled labor, availability of power
in passive areas, backhaul and integration of distributed antenna systems (DAS) and wireless access points, and the ever present need for quality and
reliability. Over the next few months, I will be blogging on these challenges
and some possible strategies in response.
you can’t wait, then I invite you to come by the CommScope Booth #1620 at the Internet
& Television Expo (INTX) in Boston, May 16-18, 2016 and speak with
our experts. Come see how we are evolving to meet the needs of a new era of
connectivity and convergence.
when you Think
Fiber, make sure you think CommScope.