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Broadband Briefs for 10/01/07

Mon, 10/01/2007 - 8:45am
CED staff

* Lexcom selects Alloptic for FTTP deployment
By Brian Santo

Lexcom Communications has selected Alloptic's hybrid RF PON system to supply triple play services. Lexcom, of Lexington, N.C., chose Alloptic’s MicroNode technology system in part because it would be able to keep its existing headend, set-tops and cable modems.

* Juniper to power Belgian research network
By Brian Santo

BelNet, a government research agency in Belgium, will base a new research network on routers from Juniper Networks. The agency will use Juniper Networks’ T1600 Core Routers and M-series Multiservice Edge Routers. The network will be used to deliver a range of high-speed, flexible IP-based services to universities, research centers and government agencies across Belgium.

* Chilean operator deploys Procera’s products
By Traci Patterson

Procera Networks Inc.’s PacketLogic products have been deployed by Comunicacion y Telefonia Rural (CTR) S.A. The Chilean operator is using the technology in its satellite and WiMAX networks to control and optimize bandwidth and ensure quality of service (QoS).

* Wave7 deploys Trident7, widens product line
By Traci Patterson

Wave7 OpticsCisco and Telindus have been chosen by Servei de Telecommunications d’Andorra (STA) for the construction of the operator’s next-gen FTTP network. The Andorran operator will utilize Wave7’s Trident7 universal access platform, Cisco’s 7600 series routers and Telindus’ IP video and voice solutions.

Wave7 recently added the compact optical line terminal (COLT) to its Trident7 product line. The Trident7 COLT is the only temperature-hardened OLT that requires just two rack units (RU) of space for deployment, the company said.

* NeoPhotonics adds GPON transceivers
By Brian Santo

NeoPhotonics announced a new line of pluggable GPON transceivers, compliant with the ITU-T G.984.2 Class B+ standard, to augment its portfolio of Biplexer and Triplexer modules used in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks.  The new line includes SFP biplexers for optical line terminals (OLT), as well as modules for use in optical networking units (ONU).

* Harmonic taps Aden as VP of worldwide sales

By Mike Robuck

Matthew Aden has joined Harmonic as the company’s vice president of worldwide sales and service. Aden has almost 25 years of experience in the video delivery industry. Prior to joining Harmonic, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer operations for Terayon. Aden’s resume also includes a stint at Motorola’s broadband communications sector.

* Miller, Fletcher join Tandberg team
By Mike Robuck

Tom Miller and Terry Fletcher were recently hired by Tandberg Television. Miller, with 25 years in the industry, was hired as senior sales director. Most recently, Miller was vice president of sales for Entriq.

Fletcher was hired as Tandberg’s director, IPTV sales, for the company’s Western region. Prior to Tandberg, Fletcher was the head of sales for Auroras.

* Sumitomo debuts flexible armored drop cable
By Brian Santo

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has added armored drop cable to its FTTx fiber optic cable product line. The PureFit Armored Drop Cable’s design, the company says, maximizes duct space, facilitates easy handling, provides added armoring protection, and reduces cable prep and installation time for buried cable applications. The new cable is available with Sumitomo’s PureAccess Bend-Insensitive fiber.

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