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June 11, 2013

Aurora Networks Intros Distributed Broadband Access Architecture Solution for Operators

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Aurora Networks has unveiled a new distributed broadband access architecture solution for cable and broadband operators. According to officials, this new solution will enable operators to evolve matching technological developments and innovations while at the same time using their existing infrastructure.

“Operators will continue to see an increased demand for capacity, but in order to add premium services and maintain cost efficiency, they need to implement a Distributed Broadband Access Architecture,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing at Aurora Networks. “This solution allows operators to simplify the cost and complexity of their networks and when combined with the Node QAM, there is no better solution positioned to save operators money, and simultaneously, solving the ever-increasing bandwidth challenge,” he added.

The distributed broadband access architecture launched by Aurora will feature the company’s Node QAM technology, which helps in extending the digital head-end domain out to the fiber optic node.

The digital-RF interface can also be easily migrated from the head-end to the node so that it can carry digital content to the node using baseband and data-grade optics besides distributing QAM modulation to those nodes.

The new architecture delivers a multitude of service offerings encompassing services-broadcast, narrowcast, cable IPTV (News - Alert), and DOCSIS, sometimes in the same QAM channel. Operators will be able to customize service-migration services and serve according to local requirements and stipulations.

Aurora Networks recently unveiled two transmitters, extending its Harmonic (News - Alert) HLP 4800 high-density transmission platform. In early 2013, Aurora Networks had taken over the Harmonic product portfolio.

The transmitters will allow operators to decrease space, power and cooling needs and augment network capacity. Operators will then be able to fulfill the subscribers’ requirements for high-definition television, multiscreen services, video on-demand, augmented speeds for data services and advanced voice solutions.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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