CableLabs Delivers fiber access network speed advancement

CableLabs®, the world´s innovation lab for the secure delivery of high speed data, video, voice and next generation services, has published its first Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specifications which dramatically increase capacity of the fiber access network by 10 times and will support 100 gigabits of data per wavelength, the company said.

Coherent Optics technology uses amplitude, phase, and polarization to enable much higher fiber capacities which can improve streaming, video conferencing, file uploads and downloads and future usage needs for technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.

Gaining more capacity out of the existing fibers can eliminate the need to lay more fiber. The specifications allow multiple system operators to best leverage their existing fiber infrastructure to withstand the exponential growth in capacity demands and services for residential and business subscribers while enabling new services in the most cost-efficient way.

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