38 minutes | Oct 13, 2021

#10: From HFC to XGS-PON - Insights into the mindset of a cable MSO with Zachary Cronauer

Dodging the coax infrastructure in favor of FTTH XGS-PON is a bold move. Zachary Cronauer (Head of Fiber Initiatives at Blue Ridge Communications) is explaining in this interview how they are doing it and why they are so successful.In this episode of the Become Fiberminded podcast, you will get intriguing insights into the mind of a cable operator.Blue Ridge has an existing Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network. This means, their end-customer are being served broadband through DOCSIS. The coax infrastructure however is limited in what it can provide in terms of bandwidth. Plus as we all know, fiber is the future!Therefore the move towards FTTH based approach is understandable and welcomed.😉Interestingly enough Zac and his team are going for a 1:96 split ratio leveraging XGS-PON. Zac is explaining in this episode, where the splitters are located, and how they deploy the network. He is also sharing how they made sure, that the technology migration is as smooth as possible.Show notes and more can be found at https://fiberminded.com/episode10
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