Hybrid Fiber Coax


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Hybrid Fiber Coax

(networking)
(HFC) A kind of physical connection used in networks for audio, video, and data. DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) is used in Europe and DOCSIS is used in N America.

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To effectively implement the changes required by the DOCSIS standard, Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC)-based access providers will need to support IP-based services in an efficient way.
This extends the return on investment cycle while smoothing the transition from hybrid fiber coax and CATV-based triple play to Gigabit FTTH and IPTV-ready deployment models.
Cable operators can deploy multi-gigabit services over their existing Hybrid Fiber Coax networks based on consumer demand, leveraging their existing network infrastructure and DOCSIS devices to enable a smooth migration to the new capabilities of the DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
> Eliminate our obsolete (more than 20 years old) 330 MHz, one-way analog hybrid fiber coax systems.
Panelists from Ericsson, iNovo Broadband, Magnaquest and Verimatrix will discuss how progressive operators can support hybrid, or multi-network, video services with a range of networks, including traditional cable hybrid fiber coax networks or a combination of two or more network types, including over-the-top (OTT) delivery.
Operators of hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks are installing fiber capacity deeper into their networks ("fiber deep"
Cable companies use a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) architecture to deliver advanced broadband and triple play services to their customers.
The Occam equipment also permitted KTC to start competing quickly and effectively for new customers against a well-established cable company's hybrid fiber coax offering.
Some argue that fiber to the home (FTTH) is the only way to truly future proof, while others insist that a hybrid fiber coax system--where the fiber runs to a pedestal in the neighborhood, then the remaining yards are spanned with Cable--provides more than enough bandwidth for any service a homeowner will likely order in the near future.
The service, provided through a two-way hybrid fiber coax network, is three times faster than a phone modem.
This changes the complexion of the hybrid fiber coax (HFC) debate by making it possible to deliver broadband services to business and residential subscribers over existing telephone wire instead of coaxial cable.
Todays cable hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant has grown from primarily a residential video network to a wireline aggregation network for all types of access markets, including small-medium businesses, Wi-Fi and LTE backhaul, and IoT and M2M.

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