Demystifying WDM access architectures

Chauvin, Ken
June 2006
CED;Jun2006, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p48
Trade Publication
The article reports on some considerations associated with deploying wavelength division multiplexing in hybrid fiber/coax networks. Some of them include significant plant engineering in order to design the system, occupational training to ensure that products are installed correctly, limitations of testing and troubleshooting options and management of fiber-to-the-business customers during system changes and additions. Proper design and planning are critical to ensure that cable operators build a network that offers the best return on investment and at the same time provides sufficient growth potential in an easy manner.


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