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June 05, 2013

Aurora Networks Debuts Standards-Compliant Optical Beat Interference-Free RFoG Solution

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Aurora Networks, a provider of optical access solutions for cable operators, has launched a standards-compliant optical beat interference (OBI)-free RFoG solution that will enable operators to accommodate growing capacity needs.

The OBI-free RFoG solution provides optical upstream signal conditioning which will make the introduction of higher data in the upstream easier and practical for operators. Hence DOCSIS 3.0 technology can be leveraged by operators who can now provide subscribers with optimized services.

John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks said, “Operators need a simple solution for a complex problem: the ability to add more bandwidth, while ensuring the highest quality of service.”

Aurora Networks’ OBI-free RFoG solution is compliant with all RFoG SCTE specifications so that when operators deploy the OBI-free RFoG solution they can also launch PON services to their network over a single fiber in future.

 “Aurora Networks continues its path of innovation with the first and only standards-compliant OBI-free RFoG solution that equips operators with the right tools to overcome this challenge,” Dahlquist added.

Although RFoG was introduced many years back, operators experienced problems regarding network performance. Operators had to add more subscribers to their networks, owing to channel bonding in the upstream and DOCSIS 3.0 technology RFoG was not delivering optimum service.

The Aurora OBI-free solution will be most suitable for multiple dwelling units (MDUs), which support multiple customers from a single device. When operators continue to launch higher data in the upstream to greater number of subscribers and start delivering higher data speeds, they will be able to optimize OBI in an MDU environment, added officials.

Aurora Networks also announced new additions to the former Harmonic (News - Alert) HLP 4800 high-density transmission platform, as part of the Harmonic product line acquired by Aurora Networks earlier this year. The additions include two transmitters, which will be on display at Aurora Networks' booth O9 at ANGA COM.



Edited by Ashley Caputo

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