Aurora Networks Increases Capacity with Node PON Module

Aurora Networks announced a PON Module that enables 100 times more capacity than conventional data delivery methods. The model GE4132M PON Module fits in any NC4000 series node or Virtual Hub and is compatible with HFC, Fiber Deep, Fiber on Demand(TM) and FTTP architectures. As a pioneer in digital return with built-in node monitoring and embedded Ethernet, Aurora’s development of a PON Module for cable is a natural step in extending the bandwidth lead against telcos.

Aurora Networks GE4132M Node PON ModuleFeaturing a patent-pending design engineered to ensure compatibility with cable operators’ existing network infrastructures, a new configuration of the NC4000 series node, fully populated with four PON Modules, can achieve a combined data throughput rate of 4 Gbps to service up to 256 homes passed. Coupled with its support for a full 1 GHz RF passband on a 1550nm transport, this revolutionary Fiber-to-the-Premise “5G Node” reaches distances up to 80 kilometers and can be serviced with a single fiber or two fibers for optical path protection.

“The development of Aurora’s PON Module is an important step in extending cable’s bandwidth lead over telephone companies. With its great reach, fiber protection, 1 GHz RF video overlay and massive bandwidth for data, the 5G Node is an exciting addition to Aurora’s portfolio of optical transmission solutions,” said Doug Combs, Aurora’s vice president of network architectures and field services.

“Provisioning data services is a snap with plug-and-play or DOCSIS,” said Luis Yu, senior product manager for Aurora.

Aurora will conduct a live demonstration of the 5G Node on June 20-22 in booth 2073 during exhibit hours at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.

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Aurora Networks is a global leader in advanced optical transport systems for broadband networks. The company’s innovative solutions optimize network performance and enable the deployment of advanced residential and commercial broadband services. With a reputation for cutting-edge technology and award-winning engineering, Aurora Networks is a thriving, privately-held company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, call 408.235.7000.