Motorola swims faster Upstream

By Julian Clover
May 4, 2010 08.02 UK

ANGA Cable – Cologne. Two major improvements to key technologies are being demonstrated by Motorola at ANGA Cable. The new RX48 Upstream Module represents the industry’s highest density RX48 decoupled upstream module, while the MCN100 compact optical node, been has designed specifically for European cable operators. Both products aim to meet consumer demand for higher broadband speeds and additional high definition (HD) and streaming video services.

The RX48 becomes commercially available in the third quarter 2010. According to Motorola, the I-CMTS represents the industry’s highest density RX48 decoupled upstream module. It will be demonstrated alongside the widely deployed TX32 decoupled downstream module hosted within the BSR 64000 I-CMTS. When installed alongside the RX48 decoupled upstream module, Motorola’s BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution offers nearly 1.5 Gbps of upstream capacity per module.

“This demonstration of our BSR 64000 integrated RX48 upstream module at ANGA Cable 2010 marks an important milestone in innovation and engineering leadership for Motorola,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business. “Operators worldwide are challenged with having to increase the upstream capacity of their network in the face of overcrowding headends and limited spectrum”.

The Motorola MCN100 provides an economical solution to increase network capacity, extending fiber optics deeper into the cable operator networks to pedestal and street cabinet locations where form factor and speed of installation are key deployment considerations.

The MCN100 was specifically designed to meet the needs of current European cable networks and comes with a number of tailored features. It includes network or mains powering for outside or in-building deployment; two high-level RF outputs and a splitter-enabled third output – saving vital space in cabinets and pedestals – as well as full monitoring and management options.