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.
The AgileMax® AM3200D provides segmentation capability in the downstream to scale back from 32 port segments to 16 port segments with two 1x16 internal splitters. The AM3200D supports a much wider operating range for the upstream input levels and enables the use of R-ONUs with alternative CWDM wavelengths, excluding the 1550nm band used for the downstream. A dedicated CWDM Return transmitter available with multiple wavelengths provides the return link back to the headend or hub, enabling several AgileMax modules to share a common return fiber. The user variable level control enables the return transmission OMI to be set to optimize return performance over the wide optical input range from the individual R-ONUs.
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 capacity, allowing operators to reach the full potential of their fiber infrastructure.
Long Reach, Large Splits
The AgileMax solution provides the flexibility to expand optical reach and split ratios, 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. Using AgileMax instead of passive splitters, combined with the use of multiple CWDM return wavelengths, enables operators to support up to 256 R-ONUs with a single AgileMax with absolutely no OBI in the upstream.