INNOVATIVE & LOW COST

Television has an undeniable relevance in modern society. Operators that provide TV services compete every day for new customers. With the traditional solutions, extending the service coverage will require substancial investment. RFO is the ideal solution for expanding TV signal coverage to new geographical areas, while reducing CAPEX and OPEX costs and ensuring the quality of service.

TRADITIONAL TV TRANSPORT

With the fiber network massification and availability the transport of TV signals is currently deployed using fiber optics.

CURRENT LIMITATIONS

In analog transmission over fiber scenarios the increase of the distance degrades the signal quality. Changes in the TV channel plan imply headend reconfiguration in IP transmission scenarios.

CHALLENGE

How do we transport the TV signal over optical fiber across long distances without signal degradation and at the same time reducing costs?

SOLUTION

Digitalizing the RF TV signal will make it more robust to distortions and interferences allowing higher transmission ranges.

BUSINESS BENEFITS

Reduce CAPEX and OPEX - compared with the traditional solution
Reduced investment on remote headend equipment, simplified management, low power consumption (50 watts) and reduced footprint (1RU).

Provide flexibility
Agnostic to different video standards and signal formats and transparent to TV channel plan changes.

Ensure system reliability
Signal processing based in robust HW scheme and transmission redundancy and protection.

Simplify the operation
Plug and play solution and no configuration required.

WHO BENEFITS

TV Operators

Enabling new operator business models

UNIQUE, FLEXIBLE AND AFFORDABLE SOLUTION

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USE CASE


RFO is the right solution whether you have a GPON or Cable network

RFO interconnects a Local Headend where the combined RF signal already exists (Local Headend 1 in the picture above) to a second Local Headend (Headend 2) with several perceived advantages.

  • No need of having transcoders and RF combiner at the second Local Headend;
  • The RFO D/A (receiver) can be used to cascade the same signal to another RFO D/A in a different location or to extend reach of the RF signal;
  • Only two RFO equipments needed per link;
  • No configuration and no adjustment needed of the RFO equipment;
  • No need for operation procedures or additional equipment if there are changes on the number of channels or frequency allocation.


REFERENCES

Customer PT Portugal

Motivation Expansion of service in rural areas

Application scenario

  • 16.000 real customers;
  • Expansion to new low density areas;
  • Replacing legacy headends in high density areas.

Added value

  • End customer satisfaction;
  • CAPEX savings;
  • 10x less power consumption;
  • 40x smaller footprint;
  • Increased revenue.

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