Whether its residential or enterprise, the demand for bandwidth is driving MSOs to invest in their fiber networks. One of the easiest and most cost-effective methods is through the use of wave division multiplexing (WDM). WDM essentially provides a way to add multiple virtual fiber lanes to an existing fiber thus increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted over it.
The initial roll outs were Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) which allowed operators to transmit up to 18 channels over multiple bands on a single fiber. Most recently, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) has emerged as the technology of choice providing up to 96 channels in the C-band over a single fiber. While WDM technology provides a scalable, cost-effective solution for delivering services over a fiber optic network, the procedures and test equipment are very different than other fiber-based technologies.
Watch on demand for an in-depth discussion on WDM and the challenges that are faced dealing with these deployments.
- An overview of WDM including CWDM and DWDM
- Challenges of installing and maintaining xWDM networks
- An introduction to the tools and recommended procedures needed for successful deployments
This webinar is #3 in the Transition to a Fiber-Rich Network webinar series. Get access to all four webinars from the button at the bottom of the page. The sessions cover individual topics and do not need to be watched chronologically.
Webinar Series Sessions:
This webinar is #3 in the Transition to a Fiber-Rich Network webinar series. Get access to all four webinars from the button above.
- FTTH/PON - Efficient Deployment of FTTH/PON Networks
- Optical Fiber Monitoring: Reduce MTTR and Dispatch to Fix, Not Find
- Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) - Technologies and Tools for Successful Deployment Webinar
- MPO Challenges Dealing with Multi-fiber Connectors and Cables