“New services in old bandwidth – Universal Edge QAM solutions” is the subject of the presentation by Michael Heisenberg, Senior Manager New Technologies, Kathrein-Werke KG, who will be one of the presenters in the ANGA Cable Congress on Wednesday, May 27.
Universal-Edge-QAMs offer network operators efficient, flexible and dynamic bandwidth management possibilities for new services like digital TV and IP data traffic. The downstream bandwidth of actual networks is occupied by analogue and digital TV services which are continuously transmitted.
Universal-Edge-QAMs have the possibility of optimized bandwidth occupation by transmitting only those TV programmes that are viewed at least by one user in the cable network.
Because 4th generation Universal-Edge-QAM solutions also include DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS functionality, additional dynamic bandwidth management for IP services is possible. This lecture will explain and discuss network architectures that support Switched Digital Video (SDV) and Video on Demand (VoD).
Furthermore, a proposal for integration of the second generation cable transmission standard DVB-C2 into future generations of Universal-Edge-QAM`s will be outlined. Such DVB-C2 based future Universal Edge QAM solutions will offer additionally optimized bandwidth occupation due to extensively increased transmission capacity.