CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) has been selected by Liberty Global to develop and deploy its Remote MACPHY Device (RMD) Node platform for DOCSIS 4.0 (D4.0), as a means to accelerating the broadband operators progress towards 10G capabilities.
CommScope says its RMD Node platform for D4.0 will simplify Liberty Global’s hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network transformation to deliver multi-gigabit services. The move will also provide subscribers with built-in access to emerging high-bandwidth, low-latency services, ultimately enabling Liberty Global to cost-effectively achieve 10G capabilities on its HFC network.
Guy Sucharczuk, SVP and president, Access Network Solutions, for CommScope, commented:
“Our long-standing partnership with Liberty Global uniquely positions us to deliver end-to-end D4.0 solutions specific to its HFC network. We are excited to partner with Liberty Global once again as we demonstrate our worldwide leadership in DOCSIS. This is a showcase for the global transformation of HFC into tomorrow’s 10G networks, and we’re excited to deploy this technology in Europe and beyond.”
The partners note that the project is among the industry’s initial D4.0 projects in Europe and leverages CommScope’s DOCSIS expertise and comprehensive systems offering to deliver updated custom node and RMD platforms specifically tailored for operators such as Liberty Global.
“Our groundbreaking D4.0 project is an important step forward in our 10G vision for the future,” said Colin Buechner, managing director and chief network officer, Liberty Global. “We selected CommScope to extend the capabilities of our HFC network into the next decade, because of their proven leadership and expertise in DOCSIS and next-generation networks. Together, we are laying the path to tomorrow’s multi-gigabit services and providing our subscribers across Europe with the world’s most advanced and reliable services.”