Aurora Networks, a provider of optical transport systems for broadband networks, has announced a new access system, BitCoax, for its optical nodes that will enable cable operators to deliver ultra-high-speed data services over existing coax from the node to the subscriber.
Aurora Networks claims that this new access technology will extend the RF spectrum of a multi-system operator’s (MSO’s) coax plant above 1GHz to enable provision of data services at speeds of hundreds of megabits per second. These new data services will seamlessly integrate with the MSO’s current product offerings along with established back office operations and procedures.
BitCoax will allow cable operators to leverage their current HFC architecture to deliver new services without costly plant upgrades or changes to their back office provisioning and operating systems.
John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing for Aurora Networks, said: The coax plant has a huge amount of untapped capacity, and Aurora’s node can help cable operators exploit that bandwidth, optimally in a fiber deep architecture. By enabling operators to offer ultra high-speed data services without changing their network operations, Aurora helps MSOs extend their lead against their competitors.