Fiber Deep

A major obstacle in the path of cable operators reliably and efficiently delivering gigabit-plus services to businesses and consumers is the current complexity of their networks. After years of providing bandwidth expansions through necessary but sometimes inefficient service group segmenting, resulting in difficult-to-manage amplifier cascades and overcrowded headends, many MSOs must now deal with unwieldy and unmanageable infrastructures.

Fiber Deep initiatives have emerged as major weapons in the battle to tame the runaway complexity and operational cost of today’s HFC infrastructures, chiefly by pushing the optical-to-electrical conversion as close to the customer as possible. The elimination of amplifiers and other power-hungry actives helps to reduce the complexity and cost of the overall HFC infrastructure, as well as provide subscribers with fa