Analysis: HFC networks need a diet with more fiber

04/29/2013 | Light Reading Cable

Multichannel system operators need to focus more resources on the fiber side of hybrid fiber-coaxial networks, writes Travis Murdock of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. "Even though fiber is less susceptible to interference as coax, it still requires an appropriate set of testing procedures, test equipment and a skilled workforce in order to measure performance and maintain uptime, especially considering the higher expectations of today’s customers," he notes.

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