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Advanced WDM CATV technologies and development issues for improved network performance
Author(s): Eric Schweitzer
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Paper Abstract

CATV (Community Antenna Television) networks were developed several decades ago to deliver a few channels of analog television to a fraction of the homes in a small area. Over the intervening years, these networks have evolved into true communications networks supporting digital video and the delivery of different targeted services to homes and business covering a much larger area. Supporting targeted services and spanning the longer distances has required the application of several technologies and the development of new network architectures. These new services require the use of technologies such as WDM. First, the unique characteristics of CATV networks are discussed. Examples of WDM-based network architectures that can support targeted data services via CATV cable modems and Video-on-Demand (VOD) are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5247, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, (19 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513851
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Eric Schweitzer, Harmonic Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5247:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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