One of DOCSIS 3.1 major advantages is the extension of the downstream frequency band up to 1.2 GHz as well as the uplift of the upstream to 204 MHz. While 1.2 GHz upgrades of networks have been ongoing for many years, the upstream is lagging behind, mainly due to FM bands which are still active in the network. Moving forward, it will become necessary to upgrade the upstream to higher capacity to support the relative downstream loading. However, currently 1.2 GHz in-home amplifiers are deployed with a fixed band-split at 65/85 MHz. This will result in an expensive truck-roll in the future to replace this device when 204 MHz upstream is being activated.
Technetix has tackled this challenge today and introduces the EZ-Amp series of amplifiers which features automatically switchable diplex filters to execute a no-touch upstream upgrade in the home. When upgrading legacy 860 MHZ or 1 GHZ amplifiers today, Technetix allows you to also prepare for the upstream future.