COLOGNE, Germany -- Huawei has launched the industry's first 10 Gbit/s hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) access platform at ANGACOM 2016. The platform is the industry’s first large capacity solution to support 10G DOCSIS3.1 in Cable as well as 10G PON in fiber. It can save about 70% space in headend and improve the preference up to 30% over coax. The 10 Gbit/s platform offers MSOs (multiple-system operators) the ability to keep pace with the rise of Gigaband access and the future industry evolution to IP videos.
Facing severe competition and the need to keep abreast of the industry’s move to network convergence, MSOs need to exploit the potential of existing coaxial cable and invest in the future-oriented fiber to the home (FTTH) solution. Huawei's 10 Gbit/s HFC access platform consists of a large-capacity OLT (Optical Line Terminal) for optical aggregator, high-density 10G PON interface board, DOCSIS3.1 based D-CCAP (Distributed Converged Cable Access Platform), 10G PON ONT (Optical Network Terminal) and unified network management system.
By adopting cutting-edge technologies, including DOCSIS 3.1, D-CCAP and digitalized fiber and distributed devices, Huawei's 10 Gbit/s HFC access platform makes achieving a 10 Gbit/s rate possible over coaxial cable and fiber. The new platform can also improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and transmission efficiency. As the D-CCAP modulates video at remote fiber nodes, instead of at the headend, Huawei's 10 Gbit/s HFC access platform realizes significant space saving in headed equipment rooms while at the same time delivering an improved user experience in video. It can support both broadcasting TV and future IP video, help the MSOs to release the potential of coax, build the on-demand network, and generate innovative services based on hybrid access platform.