As MSOs strive to provide customers with cutting-edge services, they are moving away from standard cable services. In order to remain competitive, they must expand their service offerings and deploy state-of-the-art technology that supports their customers’ ever-increasing demand for new and higher bandwidth services. These technologies must:


  • support the migration to higher bandwidth and IP based services

  • eliminate service disruptions

  • lower operating expenditures by reducing labor, power and cooling


One way for MSOs to accomplish this is to deploy a universal, wideband edge QAM solution. Deploying a wideband edge QAM solution allows operators to provide their consumers with advanced services today. From this universal platform, MSOs can deliver QAM channels that can beconfigured as any service—DOCSIS®, broadcast video, Switched Digital Video or Video On-Demand. Universal also means significantly reducing the amount of equipment and rack space in the hub and lowering power and HVAC costs.

CommScope believes its award-winningLxS-16016 Wideband Edge QAM solution is unique in allowing operators to add individual QAM channels anywhere within the full 54 MHz to 1 GHz band using just software tools. There are no frequency bands or blocks of QAMs to manage; no disrupting services with re-cabling or reconfiguration when adding or changing QAM channels. This feature makes it easier and faster to roll out services, since QAM channels are added in minutes instead of weeks.

A wideband edge QAM solution’s architecture allows complete individual frequency agility. A QAM channel can be placed anywhere in the band and its channel agility simplifies MSO frequency management. Along with service convergence and wideband QAM management, the LxS-16016 is designed from the ground up with carrier-class redundancy, providing for 99.999 percent availability.

Can your QAM do that? 

DOCSIS is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

About the Author

Shane Eleniak

Shane Eleniak is the Vice President of Advanced Broadband Solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Eleniak is responsible for leading CommScope’s Product Management and Engineering Development of Optical and Converged Access Solutions for the MSO Marketplace. Prior to joining CommScope, Shane was EVP of Marketing and Business Development for Alloptic where he guided product, sales and corporate strategy to deliver the industry’s first RFoG and DPoE solutions. While at Alloptic, Shane delivered solutions to over 50 MSO customers worldwide. Prior to Alloptic, Mr. Eleniak was Senior Vice President of Business Development for Corente, a privately held security and application management company, where he guided both product and corporate strategy. Mr. Eleniak was previously Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Corrigent Systems, the leader in packetized metro optical transport. He was responsible for creating Corrigent's marketing vision, developing their industry leading product strategy, managing worldwide customer and channel relationships and growing the company from conception to over $100M in revenue. Shane has previously held several key management positions in marketing, strategy, business development and engineering at such industry leaders as Centerpoint Broadband Technologies and Newbridge Networks/Alcatel-Canada. Mr. Eleniak holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Alberta

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