ANGA CABLE 2009 – COLOGNE. The optical transport vendor Aurora Networks is launching its first optical node specific to European cable needs.
“In the evolving European cable market, operators need regionally-specific solutions that help them compete effectively with satellite providers as well as regional municipalities and utility companies offering similar subscriber services”, explains Aurora’s VP of business development for Europe, Glenn Miller.
The new Euro-node will be demonstrated in four configurations. The RFoG and RFPON (RFoG with a smooth migration to full PON) solutions enable cable operators to take advantage of FTTP (remises) architectures.
Moving to deep fibre with just a short piece of passive coax at the end will enable European MSOs to significantly increase network capacity per subscriber while reducing their on-going operating expenses, according to Aurora’s third demo.
Not looking to rip out your existing infrastructure architecture, Aurora promises an ‘Evolution not Revolution’ set-up build around its Euro-Node and existing fibre transport equipment such as complete line of WDM solutions, CWDM and DWDM technologies.
WDM solutions allow operators to add more wavelengths to their network without expensive or interruptive construction.
The LcWDM® (“O”-band) analogue transmitter solution also enables up to eight downstream and a dozen or more upstream wavelengths on the same fibre.
It demonstrates fibre-efficient segmentation, so operators may expand network capacity to accommodate more narrowcast services by constructing new fibre links.
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