CommScope intros remote PHY device for existing nodes

CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM) is expanding its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) portfolio with the introduction of its RD1322 2x2 Remote PHY Device (RPD). The new ...

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CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM) is expanding its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) portfolio with the introduction of its RD1322 2x2 Remote PHY Device (RPD). The new module - set to begin service provider testing later this year - will install directly into CommScope's base of NC4- and OM4-series fiber nodes. The new RPD is intended for both traditional segmented and fiber-deep architectures.

The RD1322 is the newest addition to the company's portfolio of outside plant (OSP) DAA solutions intended to let operators build upon their installed base of nodes to support Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX), DAA, remote PON, wireless backhaul, DOCSIS 3.1, and more.

CommScope's DAA portfolio includes its RPD, Remote PON, R-PHY Shelf, Video Unified Edge (VUE), ICX Switch family, and hybrid E6000 I-CCAP/CCAP Core products. It also features virtualized products, including the E6000 Virtual Core (vCore) and vManager framework of tools, including monitoring, management, and traffic engineering functions.

"As global operators continue to invest in tomorrow's 10G networks, the outside plant will represent a primary budget focus," said Kevin Keefe, senior vice president and segment leader, Network & Cloud, CommScope. "Our RD1322 2x2 RPD is the answer for operators looking to maximize their existing infrastructure to deliver tomorrow's networks and services as quickly as possible. We have an unmatched portfolio and breadth of experience in helping global operators deliver next-generation networks reliably and at scale. As they evolve their networks, we'll continue to deliver the innovation to facilitate their progress."

"CommScope has one of the largest footprints of optical nodes among major cable operators worldwide," said Jeff Heynen, research director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell'Oro Group. "As cable operators continue to distribute their access networks and increase both upstream and downstream bandwidth, the RD1322 2x2 RPD is an option, as operators choose from a variety of DAAs and pathways as they bridge to tomorrow's networks."

CommScope will demonstrate the RD1322 2x2 RPD at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans this fall.        

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