CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, is helping wireline service providers stay
competitive by offering new cabinets and apparatus devices that can
reduce capital and operating expenses and improve VDSL (Very-high-speed
Digital Subscriber Line) network performance, respectively.
The smaller footprint and denser design of CommScope’s
three new 48 inch cabinets help minimize initial capital investment by
reducing right-of-way costs and installation time, while offering a “pay
as you grow” investment architecture. All
three cabinets also offer industry leading acoustic and thermal
performance, which translates into lower operating expenses as cooler
cabinets typically result in longer battery lives. Nearby home owners
will also appreciate the cabinets’ smaller
“CommScope has built more value into its
cabinet offerings by meeting stricter municipality requirements for
smaller footprints and noise reduction,” said
Lindsay Allen, director of product line management, Cabinet Solutions. “We’ve
also created a few different types of these cabinets that allow for
additional cost-savings.” CommScope’s
new cabinets are immediately available in three unique types: modular
electronics, integrated cross connect, and integrated power pedestals.
Telecom operators can delay initial investment costs by deploying the
modular electronics cabinet in phases as subscription numbers increase.
This allows for field expansion without service disruption, and
eliminates the costs associated with redundant AC load center, DC power
system, and fiber termination panels of secondary modules.
The integrated cross connect cabinet saves money by eliminating the
deployment of a separate FDI/SAI (Feeder/Distribution Interface /
Serving Area Interface) cabinet, eliminating installation time normally
used to connect OSP cables from the FDI/SAI to the electronics cabinet.
The integrated power pedestal cabinet eliminates the need for a separate
power pedestal and an electrician to connect a power line to the
electronics cabinet. This cabinet further decreases right-of-way costs
that result from having FDI/SAI cabinets or power pedestals separate
from the electronics cabinet.
CommScope is also now offering uniquely wired connector blocks and
protectors that can improve maximum attainable bit rate speeds on VDSL
networks by as much as 20 percent when used in combination. These
innovations reduce insertion loss and decrease near end cross talk by
utilizing low capacitance, low resistance, and low insertion loss
components. The 310 VDSL grade connector block is wired with CAT5e
cables. CommScope’s two newest protectors,
the 9-type hybrid and the 4-type gas discharge tube with positive
temperature coefficient resistors, improve VDSL performance in central
offices, remote huts, and cable entrance vaults.
“As consumers demand more and more bandwidth
for digital applications in the home, service providers are continuously
looking for new, innovative ways to improve the maximum attainable bit
rate speed on their VDSL networks,” said
long heritage in connecting and protecting service provider networks
positions us uniquely to provide these solutions.”
CommScope will display its innovative cabinet and apparatus solutions
for xDSL network operators, as well a new line of fiber distribution
cabinets, at the NXTcomm08 trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada on June
16-19, in booth #SU6211.
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV)(www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew®
brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for
wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for
business enterprise applications. It is also 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 130
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.