UniPHY offers network pathway for next-generation services
Editor | 30-04-2014
Pace subsidiary Aurora Networks has launched the UniPHY Platform, designed to offer operators a high-performance, future-proof solution to support their bandwidth needs.

The latest addition to the company's Access portfolio, the new converged services platform serves as an aggregation solution for fibre and coax-based access technologies, supporting both PON and cable applications.

Indeed the UniPHY Platform is integral to the Aurora Networks Unified PON Portfolio and includes the CableLabs Qualified AurOS software solution for DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), which enables integration within an operator's existing DOCSIS back-office infrastructure. As a result, says Aurora, operators are able to deploy commercial services with advanced provisioning and transport of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) business services.

UniPHY Platform also houses the Aurora Networks Universal Services Multiplexer (USM), said to be a key component in its Remote PHY architecture. The USM includes a software front end that enables dynamic aggregation of video and data services, said to result in operators gaining flexible deployment options, enabling incremental expansion of the network while saving power and space in the hubs.

"Aurora Networks has a deep understanding of the capacity challenges that operators must overcome to provide the services and quality that cable customers today demand and expect," commented Scott Weinstein, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. "The UniPHY Platform, along with our entire PON and Video Access portfolio, exemplify our dedication to developing the technologies and solutions which operators need to cost-effectively evolve their networks to meet customer demand in today's rapidly changing market."