CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, commends the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) for their adoption of Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) specification.

At the end of 2010, the SCTE published SCTE 174 2010, which officially standardized all RFoG devices, and CommScope played a vital role in the specification’s design and implementation.

“CommScope thanks the SCTE for all their hard work in crafting and publishing the RFoG standard because it will truly benefit our industry,” said Shane Eleniak, vice president, Advanced Broadband Solutions, CommScope. “Prior to the SCTE adopting this specification, our industry reported many inconsistencies with early-to-market devices. As a member of the development team, CommScope worked closely within the SCTE working group to construct the specification and is proud that the standard is finally in place.”

Introduced in October 2010, CommScope’s BrightPath® Optical Solution (BOS™) offers a family of RFoG MicroNodes supporting both 1310 and 1610 nm upstream wavelengths, including Passive Optical Network (PON)-compatible versions.

“By offering a complete FTTx solution that follows the SCTE standard, CommScope delivers a set of cost-effective RFoG options to our customers that allow them to deliver extremely competitive high bandwidth services while leveraging their existing infrastructure,” Eleniak added.

Comprising a full suite of head-end, outside plant and end-user solutions, BOS enables a multi-system operator to choose a product that meets the needs of today while providing a migration path to the technology of tomorrow. BOS enables operators to meet the unique needs of residential, multi-dwelling unit, commercial and cellular backhaul applications by employing leading technologies such as Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS)-enabled EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network), RFoG and hybrid fiber coax (HFC) node segmentation.

In addition, the BOS offering features a very low noise optical receiver that yields superior noise performance. This performance is critical to maximize the RFoG link budget and accommodate 64 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and the channel bonding requirements of DOCSIS 3.0. The solution also has a line of low loss, high performance wave division multiplexer (WDM) devices (1310/1550 nm, 1610/1550 nm and 1310/1550/1610 nm), enabling the use of a single-fiber network as specified in the RFoG specification. To assure compatibility, all WDMs are engineered with optical filters that support both RFoG and PON networks.

BOS also has a line of outside plant (OSP) optical taps and splitters that support a wide variety of architectures including a tapped network, as well as a distributed or centralized split network. Last but not least, to support voice services, BOS offers a cost effective and consumer-friendly battery backup unit targeted for RFoG applications. It provides more than eight hours of backup power using eight standard AA batteries in a small plastic enclosure. Battery condition is monitored with LED and audible indicators assuring proper operation.

BrightPath is a registered trademark and BOS is a trademark of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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