Passive Optical Networks (PON) for HFC Access
Deploy a flexible, unified network with a built-in competitive edge
For cable operators, staying competitive and seizing the all fiber opportunity does not mean walking away from existing investments in HFC networks and DOCSIS®. The key to successful network evolution is to extend the lifespan of their existing networks, while deploying PON solutions that can coexist alongside them and provide an evolutionary path to what’s next.
The CommScope FLX™ portfolio gives MSOs the flexibility they need to migrate their networks to PON on their own terms. Operators can choose to build out an EPON network with DPoE, which provides the fastest path to PON, requires minimal changes to headend and CPE infrastructure, and offers a low total CapEx. They can also deploy a GPON/XGS-PON network for maximum performance and a modern back office. And, with a single pane of glass for both HFC and PON technologies, ServAssure® Domain Manger and ServAssure NXT Performance Manager ensure that cable operators work smarter, not harder.
Brochure: Passive Optical ComponentsService providers and MSOs, get more from your existing fiber infrastructure with integrated passive optical components from CommScope.
White Paper: Optimizing PON architectures maximizes electronics efficienciesWhen deploying a passive optical network (PON), the FTTH architecture chosen affects the cost of active equipment. Placement of optical splitters plays an important role.
Powering PON with HFC, a Hybrid for a New GenerationIn the past 10-15 years, fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks have been deployed in many regions of the world. This paper compares the total end-to-end costs and throughput of the most common types of PONs and demonstrates how the HFC node can be used to enable cable operators to deliver HFC and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) services simultaneously from the same node.
HFC Transformation to FTTP: The Role of RFoG, PON, and Hybrid SolutionsDescription: How long will HFC last? What strategies can be deployed to help extend the life of HFC through this transition period? The authors provide insight into the network capacity requirements over the next 10-20 years and what must happen for a smooth transition. Topics include capacity planning, a DOCSIS 3.1 overview, Hybrid PON, scaling considerations, and more.