MetroCast chooses Motorola's RF over glass for FTTH

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Motorola Inc. has announced the first major deployment of its RF over glass (RFoG) gear with regional cable operator MetroCast Communications.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Motorola Inc. has announced the first major deployment of its RF over glass (RFoG) gear with regional cable operator MetroCast Communications. MetroCast will deploy the Motorola RFoG equipment at “select” Virginia properties in specific rebuild areas to upgrade existing coaxial networks to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The RFoG FTTH upgrade will increase bandwidth capacity for new digital and high-definition television (HDTV) channels as well as video on demand (VoD) services, voice services, and tiered broadband services.

"Evolving our network simply and economically is important to us. Deploying Motorola's RFoG solution helps us meet customer demand for new and improved entertainment and broadband services while laying the groundwork for the future," said Bill Lee, vice president of engineering, MetroCast.

"As demand grows for enhanced video, voice, and data services, cable providers of all sizes are considering the option of all-fiber for service delivery," said Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing and product management, Access Network Solutions, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "Motorola's end-to-end RFoG solution is a first step in the evolution to passive optical networking, and it provides investment protection by using key elements of existing cable infrastructure as well as set-tops and modems already in consumer homes."

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