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May 02, 2011

CommScope Showcases New Solutions at ANGA Cable Show in Cologne

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

CommScope, a global provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, announced it is demonstrating various innovative solutions and its new brand identity to the cable and broadband industry during the ANGA Cable Show, May 3 to 5, 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

Important demonstrations include the new line of cost effective fiber-optic micro cables for Outside Plant (OSP) applications in the European broadband market. With micro cables, European operators can have a cost-effective path to upgrade a network on demand by deploying fiber as needed.

Company officials said these micro cables are designed for installations into microducts—technology commonly used in congested areas, such as metro applications, due to space considerations.

The new micro cable product portfolio includes both a stranded loose tube and central tube design. This lightweight cable design is the preferred choice in access applications because of their easier handling.

Another solution on display is the BrightPath Optical Solutions (BOS). The solution demonstrates a complete, scalable “end-to-end” FTTx solution for the broadband industry.

BOS consists of a full suite of head-end, outside plant and end-user solutions. It enables a multi-system operator to choose a product that meets the needs of today while providing a migration path to the technology of tomorrow, company officials said.

The solution employs some of the industry’s leading technologies such as DPoE, Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS), Provisioning of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON), Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) and hybrid fiber coax (HFC) node segmentation.

With these capabilities, BOS enables operators to meet the unique requirements of residential, multi-dwelling unit, commercial and cellular backhaul applications, company officials said.

“By delivering a complete set of RFoG, HFC, and DPoE/EPON solutions, our BOS customers can cost effectively continue to deliver competitive high bandwidth services and fully leverage all of their existing infrastructure,” said Ric Johnsen, senior vice president, Broadband, CommScope, in a statement.

“With our micro cable offering, CommScope can ensure our broadband clients are meeting the needs of their customers as they demand faster and improved service,” Johnsen added.

CommScope also features SYSTIMAX iPatch Intelligent Infrastructure Solution with a live demonstration of the integration between iPatch and FNT’s Command software suite. This solution provides IT managers with vision, knowledge and control over their infrastructure, including electronic work orders and automated documentation of changes to the physical layer infrastructure, company officials said.

Recently CommScope announced it is offering new services to wireless operators that meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC (News - Alert)) guidelines. This includes CommScope E911 Compliance Testing Services.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves