The ARRIS AgileMax® is an exciting new breakthrough in RF‐over‐Glass (RFoG) FTTH network technology. Replacing the optical splitters commonly found in traditional RFoG architectures, next‐generation HPON™ powered by AgileMax optical distribution technology allows operators to completely eliminate Optical Beat Interference (OBI) from their networks - even in networks with multiple, active upstream lasers. By eliminating OBI, operators can significantly expand their networks’ upstream and downstream capacity and data speed without changing back office infrastructure. As a result, AgileMax deployments overcome the cost, scalability, and capacity restrictions that limit RFoG performance, while greatly reducing operational complexity in these networks.
CWDM Upstream Options for Segmentation
AgileMax AM3217A units have a dedicated CWDM Return Transmitter that is available in multiple wavelength options. The transmitter provides a return link back to the headend or hub, enabling several AgileMax modules to share a common return fiber.
Future‐Proof Current Networks
As operators migrate to higher‐capacity DOCSIS 3.0 (and eventually DOCSIS 3.1) networks, they will need a way to eliminate OBI without compromising network performance. The ARRIS HPON™ solution powered by AgileMax® meets this need by enabling DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 network capability, allowing operators to maximize the potential of their fiber infrastructures.
Long Reach, Large Splits
The AgileMax solution provides the flexibility to expand optical reach and split ratio, allowing operators to more easily deploy new FTTH networks as needed to support growing customer demand. AgileMax network deployments also can easily achieve twice the reach of traditional RFoG. By using AgileMax instead of passive splitters, operators can achieve service groups up to 1024 ONUs to a single headend optical receiver port with absolutely no OBI in the upstream.