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Distributed Gain Architecture - Get more for less from your HFC network

Distributed Gain Architecture
Get more for less from your HFC network

4th March 2021, Albourne, United Kingdom -
It is rapidly approaching a year since CableLabs released the specification for DOCSIS 4.0. The ensuing months have seen a massive increase in demand on residential networks as people work from home and children are being taught remotely because of the pandemic. Consequently, operators are looking at ways to increase network capacity to 1.8 GHz sooner than originally anticipated.

One of the key features of the new DOCSIS 4.0 specification is the ability to expand network capacity to 1.8 GHz, nearly double the capacity of many HFC networks currently. What remains a subject of debate is the best way to meet the specification? Technetix has come up with a solution which is a differentiated system capable of delivering Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDx) or Flexi-split DOCSIS. Perhaps most importantly of all, it is available now.

This solution is a new type of network architecture known as a Distributed Gain Architecture or DGA, it enables operators to increase data capacity by 41% at 37% less cost. A key component in the DGA network is the 1.8 GHz Direction Neutral Amplifier (DNA-1800) from Technetix which enables DOCSIS 4.0.

If you would like to find out more about this technology, download a copy of the white paper.

Technetix was delighted to partner with The Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) recently in the second of its series of webinars which was entitled  “Higher Capacity, Lower Power – achieve both with DGA”. Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer explained how Distributed Gain Architecture (DGA) enables networks to upgrade to 1.8 GHz Extended Spectrum DOCSIS 4.0 or without increasing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Watch the webinar.