Teleste, Antronix Team on North American DOCSIS 3.1

Antronix and Teleste have entered a joint venture to offer gigabit cable access network solutions in North America. The joint venture, whose ...

Jul 6th, 2017
Teleste to debut Remote PHY device at ANGA
Teleste to debut Remote PHY device at ANGA

Antronix and Teleste have entered a joint venture to offer gigabit cable access network solutions in North America. The joint venture, whose majority shares are owned by Teleste, will operate under the name Teleste Intercept and combine the companies' products and access network technologies. Finnish-based Teleste has previously operated primarily in Europe.

Headquartered at the Antronix offices in Cranbury, NJ, the enterprise will capitalize on Teleste's DOCSIS 3.1 network technologies in the European cable broadband footprint, as well as Antronix's Intercept eHFC line of products. Antronix introduced the Intercept eHFC optical Ethernet HFC network platform last October.

"We look forward to combining our capabilities and expertise with Teleste to deliver innovative, next-generation broadband technologies," said Neil Tang, president of Antronix. "For more than 30 years, Antronix has provided the material framework that has supported broadband cable service to millions of households. With Teleste, we are creating a compelling end-to-end access network offering. Our Intercept eHFC FTTT solution is an excellent complement to Teleste's mastery of fiber deep and Remote PHY access nodes and innovative telemetry and monitoring solutions. This technology venture will address the needs of a quickly evolving landscape for decades, when offered as a comprehensive solution. The joint venture solves many of the challenges of network scalability and the ever-increasing data demand cable service providers will face in the next evolution of their networks."

With more than 60 years of experience in the cable industry, Teleste provides access nodes and 1.2 GHz network deployments. Since 2013, Teleste has been developing its distributed architecture offering with the first Remote PHY nodes launched in Europe.

In its first phase, the joint venture will bring Teleste's DOCSIS 3.1 compliant optical nodes, headend optics and Remote PHY devices to North American markets. These will be available alongside Antronix's line of optical products and multi-gigabit eHFC offering. The product portfolios from both companies range from fiber deep to distributed access architectures and HFC brownfield migration solutions. Antronix's core branded products - including indoor and mainline passives, multi-taps, residential amplifiers, and point-of-entry filters - will remain under the Antronix portfolio.

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