R-PHY: What You Need to Know - Session 2

Time: 8 am PST / 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT

DAA – Headend Considerations Before the First Remote Unit is Turned Up

There has been much discussion about the turn-up process for the actual distributed access nodes and what can go wrong at this step, but conspicuously absent is dialogue on the preparation required in the headend and transport network. Much of the complexity (and challenges) in DAA deployments come from rearchitecting of the headend/hub and transport network before the first field DAA unit is ever turned up. The challenges in these areas are both technical and organizational – it is not always well thought-out who owns the issues with the new interfaces that distributed access architectures bring. In this session, we will go over a few architecture options in play today and focus on the crucial fiber and transport areas including fiber characterization and testing, Ethernet testing (including PTP timing) and recommended service testing.

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View additional sessions in the Remote Phy webinar series:

  • Session 1 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Remote PHY but Were Afraid to Ask
  • Session 3 - Crossing the R-PHY Finish Line – RPU Installation, Cutover and Ongoing Maintenance