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September 02, 2011

Aurora Networks Acquires Trident7 technology from Enablence Technologies

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Aurora Networks Inc., an optical transport solutions provider for cable operators, announced that it has acquired Trident7 technology from Enablence Technologies.

The company delivers innovative solutions to accommodate the cable subscriber services of today and tomorrow. Aurora Networks solutions encompass Fiber Deep architecture and digital return technology - to address specific issues of the cable industry.

In a release Guy Sucharczuk, chairman, president and CEO of Aurora Networks said, “Acquiring the Trident7 product family from Enablence is very complementary with Aurora Networks’ strategic vision of network evolution. It will enable us to further integrate technologies which operators will need to continue the evolution of their networks. This acquisition will provide an additional tool for operators to meet the ever-growing demand for capacity-per-subscriber.”

The acquisition will enable Aurora Networks to serve the cable industry better as there are increased instances of operators striving to migrate to an all-IP environment.

The company has expanded its PON offerings and will be leveraging Node PON technology to enhance its end-to-end PON solutions. This is expected to help operators deliver all optical IP Ethernet-based services cost-effectively to residential and commercial customers.

Aurora Networks has improved capabilities to support both current and future network requirements through its universal PON portfolio that includes optimized solutions in EPON, GPON, and point-to-point Ethernet. Also the company supports several optical network terminal (ONT) solutions that include outdoor and indoor-based solutions, embedded residential gateway and wireless offerings, said company sources.

Aurora Networks’ Trident7 PON solution ensures the delivery of suitable technology for emerging services such as IP video, OTT (Over-The-Top) video, and commercial services. The Trident7 chassis is designed to offer key aggregation and management functions including DPoE (DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON) of both Node- and chassis-based PON deployments.

It was revealed that this capability will be made available to additional Node-based solutions such as BitCoax, Aurora Networks’ Ethernet-over-Coax solution for supporting Gigabit data rates over existing HFC networks’ coaxial drops, added officials.

In August 2011 Aurora Networks announced the appointment of Craig McCollam as the company’s new CFO. Known in the industry as an acquisition power player, McCollam is guiding the company in identifying growth opportunities through potential future acquisitions.

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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell