Global broadband technology provider Technetix Group Ltd. (Albourne, UK) announced its recent completion a successful field trial of the company's award-winning Direction Neutral Network (DNN) access amplifier platform with broadband operator Liberty Global.
Per Technetix, the DNN access amplifier system enables Liberty to install an access network which can upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1/high-split 204 MHz services now, while being able to evolve to DOCSIS 4.0 ultra high-split 492 MHz services at a later stage -- remotely, without revisiting the plant.
The future-proof solution employed in the trial transports overlapping downstream and upstream signals, without the need for diplex filters or echo cancellation. Technetix notes that its DNN technology enables increased capacity on both DOCSIS 3.1 or DOCSIS 4.0 in the future, as the network can be operated with a zero-guard band between upstream and downstream.
The company adds that its One Touch ecosystem will also allow maintenance of legacy set top box out-of-band carriers throughout future spectrum upgrades. The DOCSIS 4.0 -ready network employed in the field trial "brings additional revenue, while using the existing cables, connectors and powering system, which makes it a very attractive investment and competitive alternative to fiber," per a Technetix statement.
“The great thing about DNN One Touch amplifiers is that they will drop into existing amplifier locations without using additional power and no digging. This gives us the flexibility to address future network expansion needs without having to touch the network.” -- Colin Büchner, chief network officer, Liberty Global“By deploying the Technetix DNN, Liberty can make its network DOCSIS 4.0 ready without further adjustment of the RF network.” -- Paul Broadhurst, CEO, Technetix Group
Technetix works with leading broadband operators in 70 countries. "With cutting-edge solutions including Distributed Gain Architecture, the DBT Gamechanger, the DBx Open Access Platform, Virtual Segmentation, Remote Optical Line Terminal (rOLT) and XGT taps, Technetix is a partner that broadband operators can count on to achieve their most ambitious goals," concludes the company's press release.