TN utility deploys Adara's bandwidth reclamation system for DOCSIS expansion

Oct. 13, 2020
Responding to increased demand due to the COVID-19 crisis, the deploying NCTC member company is using Adara's SIPV platform to free up needed spectrum for expansion to Gigabit broadband.
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Adara Technologies Inc. this month announced that a public utility that provides high-speed internet, video and telephone services to homes and businesses in Tennessee is the latest service provider to deploy and launch its SIPV Bandwidth Reclamation Solution for broadband expansion. The operator also provides commercial data services and wide area networks for businesses in the area and passes approximately 17,000 homes.

Among its many distinctive features, Adara says its SIPV platform deploys without any customer disruption, giving service providers the necessary bandwidth they need quickly and without the major customer revenue losses typically associated with massively customer-disruptive and costly techniques such as forced analog reclamation.

Also, the platform leverages “codec-awareness” – a unique feature that distinguishes between MPEG2- and MPEG4-capable set-top boxes – thereby enabling the bandwidth efficiencies of MPEG4 without the need for customer-disruptive and time-consuming forklift replacement of remaining MPEG2 set-tops.

Adara says the platform's key benefit is that it can quickly free up significant amounts of operator bandwidth so that it can be immediately used for multi-Gigabit broadband expansion using DOCSIS 3.0, 3.1 or 4.0 (Full Duplex). This is especially important now as providers look to respond aggressively to increased bandwidth demands brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

“We deployed Adara’s solution in just a few months to more than double our broadband high speed internet capability and the solution can easily free up additional bandwidth as we need it to get to two-Gigabit or more,” said the VP of Broadband Operations for the public utility, per an Adara press release. “Customer demand has skyrocketed with the pandemic and this was the fastest, most cost-effective way to best address our new needs now and well into the future.”

“The industry is responding to the many changes brought about by this pandemic,” said Joseph Nucara, CEO and co-founder of Adara. “Service providers are rethinking the adequacy of longer-term plays like the deployment of distributed access architecture (DAA) and virtual converged cable access platforms (CCAP) as well as newer remote PHY devices. Now they need shorter-term plays that can respond more aggressively to increased bandwidth requirements while at the same time insuring little to no customer disruption. Our SIPV Bandwidth Reclamation Solution answers all those requirements.”

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