Technology provider Technetix has completed a successful trial of its award-winning Direction Neutral Network (DNN) access amplifier solution with Liberty Global.
The system enables Liberty to install an access network that can upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1/high-split 204 MHz services now, while being able to evolve to DOCSIS 4.0 ultra high-split 492 MHz services at a later stage remotely without revisiting the plant. The future-proof solution transports overlapping downstream and upstream signals, without the need for diplex filters or echo cancellation.
Colin Büchner, Chief Network Officer of Liberty Global, said, “The great thing about DNN One Touch amplifiers is that they will drop into existing amplifier locations without using additional power and no digging. This gives us the flexibility to address future network expansion needs without having to touch the network.”
DNN enables increased capacity on both DOCSIS 3.1 or DOCSIS 4.0 in the future as the network can be operated with a zero-guard band between upstream and downstream.
“By deploying the Technetix DNN, Liberty can make its network DOCSIS 4.0 ready without further adjustment of the RF network,” explained Paul Broadhurst, CEO Technetix Group.
The One Touch ecosystem will also allow maintenance of legacy set top box out-of-band carriers throughout future spectrum upgrades. This DOCSIS 4.0 ready network brings additional revenue, while using the existing cables, connectors and powering system, which makes it a very attractive investment and competitive alternative to fibre.