Archived: Triple Play Backhaul and IPTV

The need for more bandwidth is constantly increasing, and the backhaul network must handle this increased capacity demand cost-effectively, while meeting manageability and scalability needs. The backhaul network must transport all kinds of traffic – video distribution, high-definition (HD) TV, high-speed internet, voice, etc. – interfacing the access network on one side and the IP digital subscriber line access multiplexer (IP-DSLAM)/service points of presence (PoP)/cable modem termination system (CMTS) on the other.

Infinera offers multiple solutions addressing triple play backhaul networks. Offering low power consumption and high-density networking combined with ultra-low latency and superior synchronization, they are ideal to transport delay-sensitive traffic such as video and TV.

Infinera’s Switched Video Transport solution provides an innovative approach to distributing HD and 3D content in metro transport networks in a smart and cost-effective way, reducing the need for costly Layer 3 equipment.

Our highly modular and scalable packet-optical networking solutions include single and dual-fiber options and multi-service support, including Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET), Ethernet, Fibre Channel, etc., all transported on a single wavelength. These are characteristics that make Infinera’s solutions the ideal metro transport platform not only for triple play backhaul, but also for mobile backhaul and business Ethernet.

For high-capacity fiber to the x (FTTx) deployments, Infinera also offers the iWDM-PON solution, a flexible and standards-based wavelength-division multiplexing – passive optical network (WDM-PON) solution, offering innovative features such as self-tuning colorless optics that greatly lower cost and deployment/sparing complexity.

A passive WDM platform, the XTG Series is specially designed for the high bandwidth demands in metro and access networks and offers solutions for both central office and manhole environments.

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