HFC101: HFC Fundamentals

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HFC Fundamentals is an instructor led course introducing the participant to HFC Broadband Architecture. The course will provide a working understanding of the critical components of HFC including Headend/Hub, Optical Transport and Coaxial Distribution.

The HFC Fundamentals course participants can be anyone seeking to learn how the HFC networks distribute signals across the service area. It is designed for those new to the industry or those whose experience has been restricted to other areas of interest.

The course describes the signals carried in today’s networks, signal measurement and evaluating signal quality. Signal transport through the optical network and coaxial network will be covered as well.


This course is for anyone wishing to learn about HFC. It would be particularly useful to technical support staff and other personnel unfamiliar with HFC operation and maintenance.   


By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the different signal formats transported in HFC networks.
  • Understand signal quality descriptors and factors that impact signal quality.
  • Understand fundamental upstream and downstream signal flow through both optical and coaxial portions of the network.
  • Understand common faults in the network, their causes and resolutions

Course Topics

  • Module 1: HFC Overview
  • Module 2: HFC Signals
  • Module 3: Optical Transmitter Fundamentals
  • Module 4: Downstream Optical Transport
  • Module 5: Coaxial Transport Fundamentals
  • Module 6: Downstream Amplification
  • Module 7: Customer Service (drop) system
  • Module 8: Upstream Coaxial Transport
  • Module 9: Upstream Optical Transport
  • Module 10: RFoG

Course Specifics

Duration: 1 day
Price: $825 per student
Part Number: TRN-HFC101-001

Sessions for this instructor-led course are created upon request.

To schedule a session, please send the following information to training@arris.com:

  • Course number
  • Date or dates requested
  • Number of students

We’ll respond to you promptly with a quote!