CommScope Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, has introduced two significant additions to its BrightPath
fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution that expands its availability into
global markets and makes it compatible for use in passive optical
networking (PON) applications.
CommScope’s BrightPath® system is an innovative solution for FTTx access
designed to integrate seamlessly within an existing hybrid fiber coaxial
(HFC) network used by cable operators. The heart of the BrightPath
system is the radio frequency over glass optical network unit (R-ONU).
The new BrightPath R-ONU additions are:
The 1610 nanometer return path capability R-ONU, enabling customers to
provide a radio frequency over glass (RFoG) solution that meets the
current draft Society
of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) standard and is fully
compatible with IEEE-
Telecommunications Union-standard PON solutions. This addition
enables customers to operate RFoG and PON services simultaneously on a
single fiber network.
R-ONUs that support the EuroDOCSIS
(Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) standard, enabling
cable operators in Europe and Asia for the first time to use the
BrightPath family of products to deliver services to customers.
“We are pleased to expand the options available in our innovative
BrightPath solution for cable television and broadband operators,” said
Shane Eleniak, vice president, Advanced Broadband Solutions, CommScope.
“The addition of PON compatibility to our BrightPath R-ONUs ensures that
our customers can build a future-looking fiber-based infrastructure with
a guaranteed service evolution path from RFoG to PON, helping protect
their network investment. And we are excited about bringing the benefits
of BrightPath to operators outside the US for the first time. We are
confident that these additional capabilities will add to the benefits
customers enjoy from BrightPath, such as improved performance, reduced
noise and a lower-cost approach to delivering fiber-based services to
The BrightPath system will be featured at CommScope’s exhibit May 4-6 at
Cable Show in Cologne, Germany.
From advanced hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks to state of the art
fiber-to-the-X (FTTx) architectures, CommScope offers a complete
portfolio of radio frequency (RF) and optical network infrastructure
solutions that enable cable operators worldwide to provide high
bandwidth services for residential and commercial customers. CommScope
is chosen time and again by leading cable operators around the globe
recognizing CommScope’s leadership position and 30-plus year commitment
to making products of the highest quality yielding unrelenting
reliability and system performance. From CommScope’s BrightPath, an RF
over glass (RFoG) FTTx solution, to AIM, an industry leading inventory
management solution, CommScope’s innovative product and service
solutions provide extraordinary value to customers as they roll out
digital voice, high definition video and high speed data services.
BrightPath is a registered trademark of CommScope Inc.
Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew
Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem
solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions,
delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including
cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network
design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is
the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband
cable television networks and one of the leading North American
providers of environmentally secure cabinets
for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications
networks in more than 100 countries around the world.
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.