CommScope Expands BrightPath Solution

  • CommScope
  • PON
  • RFoG
HICKORY, NC -- Telecom equipment vendor CommScope introduced two significant additions to its BrightPath fiber-to-the-home solution, expanding its availability into global markets and making it compatible for use in passive optical networking (PON) applications.

CommScope's BrightPath system is designed to integrate seamlessly within existing hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) networks used by cable operators. The heart of the BrightPath system is the radio frequency over glass optical network unit (R-ONU), the device terminating the fiber at the customer premises. The new BrightPath R-ONU additions are:

  • The 1610 nanometer return path capability R-ONU, enabling customers to provide a radio frequency over glass (RFoG) solution that meets the current draft Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) standard and is fully compatible with IEEE- and International Telecommunications Union-standard PON solutions. This addition enables customers to operate RFoG and PON services simultaneously on a single fiber network.

  • R-ONUs that support the EuroDOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) standard, enabling cable operators in Europe and Asia for the first time to use the BrightPath family of products to deliver services to customers.


"We are pleased to expand the options available in our innovative BrightPath solution for cable television and broadband operators," said Shane Eleniak, vice president, Advanced Broadband Solutions, CommScope. "The addition of PON compatibility to our BrightPath R-ONUs ensures that our customers can build a future-looking fiber-based infrastructure with a guaranteed service evolution path from RFoG to PON, helping protect their network investment. And we are excited about bringing the benefits of BrightPath to operators outside the U.S. for the first time. We are confident that these additional capabilities will add to the benefits customers enjoy from BrightPath, such as improved performance, reduced noise and a lower-cost approach to delivering fiber-based services to customers."

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