Aurora Networks' Node PON platform integrates with DOCSIS provisioning technology

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- According to the companies, this demonstrates that cable operators can leverage the same OSS provisioning technology they employ for DOCSIS cable modem services for a network utilizing Aurora Networks' Node PON equipment.

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- Aurora Networks Inc. says it has successfully integrated its Node PON platform with Sigma Systems' device provisioning manager for DOCSIS equipment provisioning and activation. According to the companies, this demonstrates that cable operators can leverage the same OSS provisioning technology they employ for DOCSIS cable modem services for a network utilizing Aurora Networks' Node PON equipment.

The companies recently conducted a successful DOCSIS provisioning trial utilizing Sigma Systems' device provisioning manager and Aurora's Node PON optical line terminal (OLT) and GEPON customer premises equipment (CPE), confirming that Node PON is compatible with legacy DOCSIS provisioning technology.

The testing also verified the capabilities of Aurora's AUROS software platform, which enables the company's PON platform to integrate seamlessly with a cable company's OSS as well as its service provisioning and billing infrastructure. AUROS allows the same infrastructure that supports a cable operator's DOCSIS plant to support a GEPON network, enabling a Node PON OLT module to be provisioned, configured, and monitored much like a typical cable modem termination system (CMTS).

"A cable operator doesn't need to reinvent the wheel every time when it comes to provisioning OSS. With AUROS, the same infrastructure that supports the DOCSIS plant can also support a new GEPON network," claims John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. "The successful test of our Node PON system with Sigma Systems' DOCSIS provisioning solution shows that this type of solution is real and is available today to cable operators."

The device provisioning manager automates provisioning and activation of DOCSIS, SIP, and FTTX devices, which simplifies management of service offerings and cost-effectively scales that management as the subscriber base grows. The device provisioning manager allows operators to autoconfigure and provision both business and residential end-user devices.

Node PON technology allows cable operators to evolve networks and expand bandwidth capacity in an effort to compete with other communications providers delivering similar services. The company's Node PON module can be included in the configuration of an optical node for one of several architectures, including hybrid fiber coax (HFC), Fiber Deep, and radio-frequency PON (RFPON).

Aurora Networks will demonstrate the collaboration in booth #10096 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009, Oct. 28-30 in Denver, CO.


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