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Fiber to the serving area: telephone-like star architecture for CATV
Author(s): David M. Fellows
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Paper Abstract

CATV systems traditionally use a tree and branch architecture to bring up to 550 MHz of analog bandwidth to every home in a franchise area. This changed slightly with the advent of AM fiber optic equipment, as fiber optics were used in an overlay fashion to reduce coaxial amplifier cascades and improve subscriber quality and reliability. Within the last year, fiber has economically replaced coaxial trunking. The resulting fiber to the serving area architecture combines fiber and coaxial stars for a network that looks much like the carrier serving area architectures used by telephone companies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1578, Fiber Networks for Telephony and CATV, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134945
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David M. Fellows, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1578:
Fiber Networks for Telephony and CATV
Lynn D. Hutcheson; Howard L. Lemberg, Editor(s)

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