RFoG from ARRIS the choice of Spain's R

Spanish cable operator R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia, simply known as R, has selected radio-frequency-over-glass (RFoG) technology from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) to improve bandwidth provisioning, drive efficiency across its network, and ensure legacy infrastructure can be expanded with fiber to the premises (FTTP) RFoG extensions.

Spanish cable operator R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia, simply known as R, has selected RF-over-glass (RFoG) technology from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) to improve bandwidth provisioning, drive efficiency across its network, and ensure legacy infrastructure can be expanded with fiber to the premises (FTTP) RFoG extensions.

Deployment of the new technology will start this month by bcSistemas, a valued added reseller for ARRIS, which was selected as the systems integrator following a successful trial earlier this year. R has selected a range of ARRIS products to build its fiber-optic network including optical network units, optical transmitters, optical receivers for RFoG, optical amplifiers, multiplexers, and passives.

"ARRIS's RFoG technology will enable us to deliver fiber to more of our network. This means our commercial and residential customers will see a dramatic improvement in service and overall experience," said Julio Sanchez Agrelo, director of the network division at R. "We are excited about this technology and its potential to reduce our operating costs and maximize our HFC infrastructure investment over the coming years, even as technology advances."

bcSistemas played an integral role in helping R envision and deploy a deep-fiber network. Jose Antonio Illarregui, bcSistemas managing director, said, "This project demonstrates the benefits of RFoG technology for fiber to the home – allowing the reuse of all the legacy equipment and services in both the headend and in subscribers' homes, greatly expanding the capacity of the networks and reducing negative factors such as maintenance costs."

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