The company’s latest innovation in next-generation outside plant equipment is designed to inject cost and performance benefits into the HFC network, as well as position cable operators to seamlessly extend the bandwidth capabilities of their networks to 2GHz and beyond.
The GigaXtend portfolio will be on display at the ANGA COM conference and exhibition in Cologne (June 4-6).
GigaXtend technology supports bandwidth of 2GHz and is designed to be faceplate-upgradable to more than 4GHz. It is applicable across all geographies and architectures, including Centralized and Distributed Access Architectures (CAA/DAA).
“The adoption of GigaXtend taps and passives enables any MSO to start reaping the benefits of more efficient and powerful architectures today, regardless of where they are in the evolution of their networks,” said ATX CEO Charlie Vogt. “In addition to getting the most out of today’s outside plant, GigaXtend is designed to enable MSOs to realize the full bandwidth potential of their HFC networks, extending the life of their existing networks by decades, or longer. This will become especially relevant as Extended Spectrum DOCSIS becomes a reality.”
GigaXtend’s minimised insertion loss enables MSOs to effectively extend the reach of nodes and amplifiers. It is especially effective for cable operators pursuing fiber deep (FD) Node+0 initiatives, where coaxial construction costs or the number of nodes can be minimized in a serving area. Alternately, MSOs can make use of GigaXtend’s low-loss properties to achieve operational savings by reducing a node’s RF output power, thereby reducing AC powering levels.
Hall 7. Stand G13