RF Communication a Sensible Addition to Communications Networks
Modern communications networks need a wide variety of technologies to succeed. In general for broadband networks this will involve a combination of delivery mechanisms that involve a certain level of redundancy protection.
RF communication can be offered in two different formats; microwave and on CATV networks. Microwave is designed to deliver precise point-to-point information delivery and transfer, with the transmission of signals at high frequencies. RF communication
over CATV networks is different - in this instance the signal is passed along the COAX cabling at an ultra-high frequency of 1 GHz.
There are several components that are required to deliver effective RF communication and these include a receiver/transmitter - this enables the sending and receipt of signals between two points. These components' effectiveness depends on the bandwidth available to the signal and the specific frequency at which the information is sent.
For microwave systems it is essential to invest in antenna equipment that allows for movement of the signal. In the case of CATV the signal is sent over cable.
Your network planning and implementation consultants should be able to advise on which method is the most suitable. They should deliver a complete end-to-end solution including all components whether passive or active.
RF communication can support a range of broadband solutions including;
FFTx – this supports the latest multi-play services in an extremely flexible and budget conscious manner. With FFTx it is possible to allow multiple applications to function over the same fiber optic cable. That means support for TV, Internet, VoIP, Wi-Fi, and IPTV.
CATV Networks – these deliver triple play services and in addition VOD, and TV services. These can be tailored to both digital and analog networks, and operate on the latest HFC cable technology.
Over the Top – tailors a path to enable new channels over the public internet, allowing operators to develop new revenue streams.