Motorola Improves Economics of Fiber Deep Network Deployment for Cable Operators
Innovations in gallium nitride technology extend the reach of fiber deep solutions while delivering cable operators up to 20-percent savings
HORSHAM, Pa., Oct 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Home & Networks Mobility business today announced an innovative implementation of gallium nitride technology that extends the reach of its fiber deep portfolio of optical nodes and RF amplifiers.
With this innovation, Motorola has taken the lead in providing the highest-available RF output levels for cable operators driving fiber deeper into their networks, resulting in as much as a 20-percent reduction of active components in N+1 architectures. By reducing the actives in the network, Motorola allows the operator to lower both capital and operational expenses, while reducing system powering requirements and increasing network reliability.
Cable providers continue to successfully leverage cost-effective fiber deep technologies as they drive fiber deeper into hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks to deliver higher throughput video and broadband services to their subscribers. By introducing extended reach RF amplification, Motorola makes it even more affordable to deploy fiber deeper in the network by reducing the number of active components and their associated installation and operational costs. Additionally, the new technology minimizes the need for re-spacing amplifiers as operators upgrade to 1 GHz and higher technologies, which provides a significant cost benefit over existing technologies. Motorola will integrate its advanced Gallium Nitride technology inside its SG4000, BTN100, MBN100 and BLN100 optical nodes and BT, MiniBridger and BLE RF amplifiers.
"No other vendor can drive an RF signal as far as Motorola," said Joe Cozzolino senior vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility. "This innovation extends Motorola's leadership in RF technology and offers cable operators improved economics for driving fiber deeper into their networks while providing consumers with the advanced video and broadband services they demand."
Driving fiber deeper into the HFC network means cable operators can choose to serve more homes from a single node or install fewer amplifiers in the network. In both cases, Motorola enables operators to extend the reach of fiber more affordably. For cable operators, this translates into greater throughput for advanced services and more economical network deployment. For consumers, this offers the potential for both higher quality and a broader range of services from their cable operator.