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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 24, 2010

Aurora Networks Announces Key Customer Win in China

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Aurora Networks, Inc., an optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, has secured a new customer in China, the Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang.

The Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang, located in northeast China, is one of the nation’s largest producers of marketable grain. The entity has cable networks within its farms and operations that pass 300,000 homes.

Officials with Aurora said that the Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang is using the company’s technology to deliver digital video and commercial services to its subscribers.

“The Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang needed cost-effective, future-proof and reliable optical transport technology for the evolution of its networks. These solutions from Aurora Networks will help the organization develop its networks for the delivery of new revenue-generating services to residential and commercial customers without the need for extensive upgrades,” said Eddie Feghali, vice president of sales, Asia, Aurora Networks, in a statement.

Feghali said that Aurora Networks’ solutions are ideal for transforming the networks that Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang has in place throughout its territory.

According to company officials, the Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang has agricultural reclamation substations throughout its territory that support cable networks. The entity is upgrading its network infrastructure with optical solutions from Aurora Networks at the reclamation substations.

Company officials said that Analog transmitters from Aurora Networks will support digital video delivered on the networks. The company’s analog transmitters are available in several configurations. They meet requirements for different network architectures and offer minimum output power features.

Moreover, Aurora Networks’ series of EDFAs and dispersion compensation modules will support the cable network’s long distance transmissions. These units are designed to minimize the effects of dispersion in optical networks, especially across longer fiber distances.

Besides this, company officials said that for commercial services, the Agricultural Reclamation Headquarter of HeiLongJiang selected Aurora Networks’ SMART Media Converters for deployment at both headend locations and agricultural substations.

The media converters will support the delivery of Gigabit Ethernet service to commercial customers, and DWDM technology from Aurora Networks will solve long-distance transmission challenges.

It may be mentioned here that last year, Aurora Networks expanded its presence in China, opening a new office in Shanghai, led by Eugene Lee. The company also partnered with distributor Faithpower, Ltd., for sales and support of its products in China.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri