Inc. will showcase during next month’s TechAdvantage®
Conference and Expo how deploying an advanced broadband optical
solution, as well as investing in copper alternative grounding wire, can
reap big rewards for rural utilities looking to expand their service
offerings as well as battle copper theft and reduce operating costs.
“We believe CommScope offers innovative solutions that help rural
utilities provide advanced services to their customers while also
helping them prepare for future broadband demands,” said Ric Johnsen,
senior vice president, Broadband, CommScope. “Utilities can cost
effectively deliver competitive high bandwidth services by deploying our
Optical Solution (BOS™) is a scalable end-to-end FTTx solution set
across multiple fiber architectures that evolves a rural utility’s
unique broadband network. Comprising a full suite of head-end, outside
plant and premises solutions, BOS enables utilities to choose a product
that meets the needs of today while providing a migration path to the
technology of tomorrow. BOS also helps reduce power consumption in the
outside plant by eliminating or reducing active components. BOS
customers can cost effectively continue to deliver competitive high
bandwidth services and fully leverages their existing infrastructures,
while saving approximately $1,000 per mile on energy costs using a RFoG
(radio frequency over glass) network.
During TechAdvantage, CommScope will also showcase its GroundSmart®
Copper Clad Steel and Copper
Clad Aluminum solutions.
“Copper Clad Steel continues to gain in popularity because of its lower
cost, the integrity of the material and the suitability of its use in
grounding applications as a replacement for pure copper wire,” Johnson
said. “In an effort to reduce costs and eliminate theft in rural areas,
utilities and telecommunications operators are turning to a practical
alternative to solid copper.”
GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel provides a safe, highly reliable
alternative to the use of solid and stranded copper for grounding
applications. GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel is specifically designed to
disperse fault currents and lightning strikes at a lower total cost of
ownership compared to pure copper. It is an electrical conductor that
has an outer sleeve of copper metallurgically bonded to a solid steel
core. It can be jacketed with a polyethylene
coating and printed to disguise and distinguish the wire from solid
copper alternatives. Recently, GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel was named
and Cable Technology International Magazine’s list of Top
Products for 2011.
For inside plant bonding and grounding applications, CommScope’s Copper
Clad Aluminum solution is a combination of these two metals resulting in
a product uniquely suited for electrical applications where both cost
and weight-to-conductivity issues are important.
The TechAdvantage 2012 Conference and Expo, hosted by the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Association, will be held at the San Diego
Convention Center in San Diego, CA from March 6-9. CommScope’s booth
(No. 314) will have interactive touchscreens showcasing many of the
solutions the company has to offer the rural utility industry. CommScope
will also participate in the Pulse Broadband booth (Booth 506), where
the BOS solution will be on display.
BrightPath Optical Solution and GroundSmart are registered trademarks
and BOS is a trademark of CommScope, Inc. TechAdvantage is a registered
trademark of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
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technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
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