OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Motorola Inc. Home & Networks Mobility business has expanded its cable access portfolio with the introduction of new products designed to enable cable operators to seamlessly and cost-effectively migrate their networks to fiber-deep architectures and begin the transition to all-fiber networks.
As consumers' demand for additional video and bandwidth services grows, fiber deep is a network migration strategy that enables cable operators to cost-effectively evolve and prepare their access networks to compete with competitors delivering advanced video, voice, and broadband services. As the evolution to all-fiber architectures begins, Motorola says its offerings for CablePON -- including an end-to-end, radio frequency over glass (RFoG) offering -- enable cable operators to easily extend their existing services to customers using an advanced optical infrastructure.
"In the face of increasing competition, cable operators are looking for innovative and economical solutions to help them deliver advanced services to their customers from a trusted source," said Joe Cozzolino senior vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility. "Motorola's Fiber Deep and CablePON solutions offer cable operators the ability to affordably migrate fiber deeper into their networks to deliver the advanced services their customers demand."
The new additions to Motorola's portfolio include:
- The GX2-EM1000 Family of High-Performance 1550-nm Broadcast Transmitters: These transmitters, key components in RF video pverlay, RFoG, and fiber-deep applications, are designed to deliver “industry-leading” distortion-control performance out to 1 GHz. A version of the transmitter is optimized to increase the link distance and the number of subscribers served by PONs.
- The N2U-OA300 Series: This family of optical amplifiers for PONs and large distribution systems contains versions featuring integrated wavelength combiners to reduce loss and save rack space.
- The SG4000 Dual Return Receiver for RFoG networks: This analog return receiver module enhances the SG4000 optical node platform for use in RFoG deployments to increase link budgets and the number of subscribers that can be served over limited fibers. It is a single-slot/double-density return receiver for the SG4000 that aggregates RFoG returns from subscribers for transmission to the hub or headend.
- The BTN100 Optical Node for Fiber Deep: This optical node upgrades existing Motorola SG2000, SG2440, and BTN nodes to 1 GHz and converts existing Motorola BT amplifiers to 1-GHz nodes. It offers optical redundancy and 2X return segmentation capability.
- The MBN DOCSIS Transponder for Fiber Deep: This is an interoperable transponder for the SG4000, MBN100, and BTN100 optical nodes. Using DOCSIS transport eliminates the additional cost of HMTS, Motorola says.
- Q-series Taps and Passives for Bandwidth Expansion: This new series of taps and passives offer 1.5-GHz RF bandwidth for enhanced forward bandwidth and high band return for data, telephony, and commercial services.