CommScope expands 10G roadmap with new remote PHY device

Created August 6, 2019
Technologies and Products

CommScope has expanded its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) portfolio, with the introduction of its RD1322 2×2 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 fibre nodes. This promises to extend the benefits of DAA to both traditional segmented and fibre-deep architectures.

CommScope says it is in a strong position to help operators get to market faster and more affordably by leveraging their existing infrastructure investments on the path to 10G. The RD1322 is the newest addition to a growing portfolio of Outside Plant (OSP) DAA solutions that enable operators to build upon their installed base of nodes to advance their plans for Extended Spectrum DOCSIS® (ESD), Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX), DAA, Remote PON, Wireless Backhaul, DOCSIS 3.1, and more. This is especially valuable in the labour-intensive OSP domain.

The company’s 10G roadmap comprises its growing portfolio of traditional and DAA OSP solutions, along with a continuing commitment to innovative wired and wireless Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and Inside Plant (ISP) solutions. CommScope offers operators multiple migration paths to 10G Service Level Agreements (SLAs), giving them the freedom to customize their evolution based on their unique needs.

CommScope’s extensive 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 a full suite of virtualized products, including the E6000 Virtual Core (vCore) and vManager framework of tools, including industry-leading 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 2×2 RPD is the answer for operators looking to maximize their existing infrastructure to deliver tomorrow’s networks and services as quickly as possible.”

“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 2×2 RPD is an option, as operators choose from a variety of DAAs and pathways as they bridge to tomorrow’s networks.”

For more information, visit www.commscope.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.