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RFoG-compliant Optical Network Units


ARRIS provides leading-edge RFoG-compliant Optical Network Units (R-ONUs) enabling Cable Operators easy deployment of advanced fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-building topologies that provide complete subscriber support while seamlessly integrating with existing Headend and back-office technology and procedures. ARRIS R-ONUs support any RFoG solution that uses standard industry wavelengths to and from the customer premises. A large variety of model options are available to support world-wide deployments, features, and applications including Single Dwelling Unit (SDU), Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU), and High-Output MDU (MDU-HO) installations. All models with 1610 nm returns support the optical overlay of both 1G and 10G PON signals without impacting existing RFoG services. PON pass-through versions are available with 1G, or both 10G and 1G connectivity, enabling operators to deploy advanced data services as required.

ARRIS's latest innovative "OBI-free" R-ONU eliminates Optical Beat Interference (OBI) that has been an issue in traditional RFoG deployments. OBI-free R-ONU technology supports multiple simultaneous upstream RF channel transmissions, enabling multiple MAC domains and full DOCSIS® 3.0 and 3.1 channel usage to efficiently coexist, providing full use of available upstream bandwidth usage for RF returns.

One version of OBI-free technology is currently supported: a manual upstream selection model that supports up to 16 R-ONUs transmitting into a single receiver input. Lower cost unmanaged (non-OBI-free) R-ONUs are also available.

R-ONUs supporting all standard return pass-bands with forward bandwidths up to 1.2 GHz are available, with 1310 nm returns an option on non OBI-free models. All units are constructed in rugged cast metal housings and meet wide temperature ranges for both indoor and outdoor installations. Protective outdoor enclosures are purchased separately.

Details for RFoG ONU (R-ONU) CPE

  • Latest technology RFoG ONUs for SDU and MDU, including high-gain (48 dBmV) MDU applications
  • Standards-compliant "OBI-free" technology models support DOCSIS 3.1 upstream performance operation
  • Managed and unmanaged OBI-free options support a variety of world-wide implementation needs
    • Fixed-management versions support 16 ONUs per receiver
  • 1 Gbps/10 Gbps PON pass-through versions support fast- growing RF+PON applications
  • 5-42, 5-65, or 5-85 MHz return options on 1610 nm wavelength
  • 51, 85, or 102 to 1218 MHz (1.2 GHz) forward bandwidth options on 1550 nm wavelengths
  • Rugged cast housings meet tough environmental conditions
  • Indoor and outdoor mounting options

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