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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 14, 2010

Troy Cablevision Uses Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG Product to Provide FTTP Services

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures and markets equipment for communications service providers in the Americas, recently announced that Troy Cablevision, Inc. (Troy Cable), a company that provides 100 Megabit and Gigabit connections to larger business and anchor institutions, uses the Hitachi (News - Alert) Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product. Troy Cable is using the product to provide Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) services to subscribers in the greater Troy, Alabama, area.

Around 1,600 business and residential subscribers are being currently provided with FTTP services. Continuing deployments this year is expected to reach an additional of 1,100 customers.

Dick Freeman, the president Troy Cablevision, stated that the company started deploying the Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG modules about one year ago. They delivered video, data and voice services. Troy Cable finds that the Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG modules perform flawlessly. Also, the all-fiber network provides advantages for both business and residential customers. This includes uniform service quality, increased reliability, lower powering and reduced maintenance costs.

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers ultra high-speed optical networking equipment for long haul and metro applications, standards-compliant fiber-to-the-premises solutions. This includes EPON and RFoG systems, software platforms for subscriber applications deployment and management, and products and technologies for wireless network operators, including RAN/RF amplifier products and packet core solutions.

Michael Allen, the vice president of sales at Hitachi Communication Technologies America, said that Troy Cable has steadily increased their use of the Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG solution. This increased used has proven to be an easy migration from Troy Cable’s existing hybrid fiber coax outside plant to a fiber to the premises configuration. Allen added that operators such as Troy Cable are realizing the economic and network efficiency of maintaining their existing RF Head End infrastructure while enjoying the benefits of fiber as a last mile architecture.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny