CommScope debuts field solution for RFoG deployments

Created August 11, 2020
Technologies and Products

CommScope has launched the FDH3000 AgileMax Cabinet for RF-over-Glass (RFoG) deployments. The solution combines CommScope’s AgileMax active optical distribution technology which prevents Optical Beat Interference (OBI) in RFoG deployments with its FDH3000 fibre distribution hub and integrated splitter cabinet. Together, they enable HFC network operators to easily install the AgileMax platform into an existing Fibre Distribution Hub (FDH) location to improve their networks’ upstream and downstream capacity and data speeds. AgileMax is the one of the industry’s most widely deployed technology for preventing OBI in traditional RFoG architectures. A patented active-splitter technology, it enables operators to deploy high-capacity OBI-free, FTTH networks leveraging existing DOCSIS infrastructure.

The combined solution with cabinet leverages CommScope’s vertically integrated portfolio to ensure easy installation of AgileMax in the field. The cabinet supports standard 19-inch rack mounted equipment using a patented swing frame design that houses the AgileMax product as well as additional passive products for maximum flexibility. As a result, operators can implement AgileMax as an end-to-end solution without reliance on third-party vendors—lowering capital expenditures and ensuring optimum performance, with a fully tested and integrated solution.

“The FDH3000 AgileMax Cabinet is a turn-key solution for our HFC customers looking to eliminate OBI from their RFoG existing installations and improve network capacity and data speeds,” said Kevin Keefe, senior vice president and segment leader, Broadband Networks at CommScope. “It’s a showcase for the efficiencies and strengths of our combined company—integrating components of our legacy businesses to enable better cost savings for our customers as they build out their fibre networks of the future.”

The FDH3000 AgileMax Cabinet will be available August 2020 directly to CommScope customers.

For more information, visit www.commscope.com

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.