Access and transport

Simplifying HFC migration to FTTx

It’s not uncommon for service providers to use multiple architectural approaches to evolve their access networks. But delivering 10G broadband (and beyond) means finding ways to increase subscriber bandwidth; reduce head-end congestion, network complexity and OpEx; and improve overall system reliability.

At CommScope, we’re committed to helping service providers get the most from their existing hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), fiber deep access and transport plant infrastructure—working together to:

  • Increase the capacity of networks
  • Extend the bandwidth and life of existing coaxial cable in the last mile
  • Expand and build onto their last mile capabilities with fiber

Our Professional Services team is available to help design greenfield networks or upgrades to your existing network.  We work with all the leading design tools.  We adopt your standards for designs so that our work integrates smoothly into your operations.

Challenges and opportunities

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As an authority and innovator in fiber optics, CommScope has the knowledge and advanced solutions to help any network dominate the fiber future.

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Award-winning solutions

Even though our ultimate goal is to design and create solutions that improve your network, we’re honored when our industry experts recognize the intelligence and creativity we put into our solutions.

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Global innovator

With more than 10,000 patents across the world in more than a dozen industry categories, CommScope designs and creates solutions that help your network work at its best.

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  • Network Evolution Consulting Services

    This data sheet describes CommScope's consulting and modeling services to help operators develop a flexible and sustainable network.
  • Future Directions for Fiber Deep HFC Deployments

    As service providers consider their HFC transition to FTTP for brownfield scenarios, they should be aware of emerging innovative concepts for a distributed node architecture that cost-effectively enables fiber deep designs such as fiber to the last active or fiber to the curb. This paper details a case study of several actual node designs and explores the cost impacts of various plant upgrades. A comprehensive network capacity analysis shows what capacities might be needed, and at what time over the coming decades, allowing operators to plan their HFC to fiber journey in a “pay as you go” manner.
  • HFC Transformation to FTTP: The Role of RFoG, PON, and Hybrid Solutions

    Description: 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.
  • Creating Room to Grow for Hub-Based Service Expansion

    This paper details a real-world ARRIS deployment of a high-density CCAP solution in a metropolitan hub that was virtually out of floor space.