SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 -- Alloptic (search for Alloptic) developer of RF over glass (search for RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) equipment for CATV, telecom, and private network operators worldwide, today announced that it has added 15 new RFoG customers this year. Company representatives say this brings Alloptic's base of tier 1 through tier 3 MSO customers to 44. Listed among its new customers are Midcontinent Communications in North and South Dakota, NPG Cable in Missouri, and Allen's TV Cable Service in Morgan City, Louisiana.
"Over the past six months, we have seen rapid growth in demand for our RFoG products," reports Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic. "The MSO market is increasingly interested in deep fiber solutions because of their low operating expenses and, moreover, the strategic role of a single all-fiber network enabling additional residential and business services. Our customers are benefiting from years of field-proven RFoG expertise to reduce costs and improve network performance," he maintains.
"Cable HFC network operators need to consider opex factors as part of their competitive advantage," adds Patti Reali, Gartner Research Director. "A single network, instead of separate networks willâ�¦improve their operational success. [RFoG] is expected to also deliver major improvements in powering of outside plant," she says, "â�¦ as well as providing more environmentally 'green' solutions for operators."
Alloptic says it was the first company to develop an RFoG product, and it continues to introduce new technology to the communications industry, most recently with an RFoG-optimized return path receiver. Among its other innovations a Hybrid RF PON, temperature hardened ONT and OLTs, and native TDM over PON transport, note Alloptic representatives.
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