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A better quality signal at a lower cost

Upgrading legacy cable fiber for broadband services

Traditionally, much of the cable/ MSO distribution plants have used analog optical systems to distribute their RF signals. And while this technology served them well, especially when cable systems were primarily analog, today’s digital broadband services demand ever greater amounts of bandwidth, putting a significant strain on this architecture.

Most cable/ MSOs have started an aggressive rebuild of their access plants—a project often referred to as fiber deep. Essentially, the project involves two fundamental changes: First, the centralization of much of the active electronics into a data center environment, and second, a deeper penetration of fiber infrastructure, using lower cost, higher-bandwidth digital signals to better leverage this new fiber and bring increased bandwidth to the end user for advance broadband services.

The ability to deploy a high-quality fiber network and characterize the fiber to make sure it can deliver as promised will be critical to the success of fiber deep initiatives. Having the right test equipment and processes in place will be critical to an on-time, on-budget build out. Additionally, having the ability to monitor this fiber infrastructure on an ongoing basis will ensure flawless performance as broadband penetration continues.

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Application notes
Transforming from 100GE to 400GE: objectives, differences and new physical interfaces (May 24, 2018)
Application notes
Best practices and requirements for data center interconnect test orchestration (March 15, 2018)
Application notes
Touching on Failure: Sources of Fiber-Optic Network Issues in the Data Center (March 15, 2018)
Application notes
Understanding the Basics of Mobile Fronthaul Technology (March 15, 2018)
White papers
Fiber Guardian monitoring solution: a return on investment analysis (March 26, 2018)
White papers
How multifiber push-on connectors can be a data center’s best friend (May 24, 2018)
White papers
Data center optics at the heart of the hyperdata world (November 26, 2018)
White papers
Intra-data center 100G migration (March 15, 2018)
White papers
Why C-RAN deployments will give you more headaches than D-RAN rollouts (March 15, 2018)
White papers
The path to 5G requires a strong optical network (March 15, 2018)
Flyers and pamphlets
4 totally avoidable multifiber connector mistakes (March 2, 2018)
Product demos
Multifiber connector inspection the EXFO way (April 25, 2018)
Remote testing and monitoring to boost fronthaul and C-RAN efficiencies (April 9, 2018)
Fiber Deep & Remote PHY: How to tackle the optical layer challenges (hosted by LightReading) (April 9, 2018)
CPRI Protocol Testing–Confirm Correct RRH Installation and Eliminate Re-Climbs (January 5, 2018)
Automating field tests & analysis to boost operational efficiency (May 7, 2018)