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Liberty Global chooses CommScope kit to push fibre further into cable infra

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Pushing fibre beyond the headend will increase network capacity for service delivery to premises in remoter locations

Liberty Global selected CommScope's High-Density R-PHY Shelf as a key component of its next-generation global gigabit broadband network, the vendor says.

The HD Shelf will enable Liberty Global to push fibre deeper into its HFC network and realise efficiencies associated with distributed access architectures (DAA).

According to CommScope, the HD R-PHY Shelf hosts eight E6000n HD Remote PHY Devices (RPDs) in a single rack unit (RU), and works in conjunction with the CCAP Core to extend the PHY layer further into the network.

The platform provides full-spectrum support for digital broadcast TV, VoD, and DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1, as well as strategic alignment with future NFV/SDN/FTTx systems.

"This deployment of CommScope’s HD Shelf cements our position at the forefront of HFC network transformation,” said Colin Buechner, MD and Chief Network Officer, at Liberty Global.

“We’re working closely with CommScope to efficiently and reliably evolve our network so that we can continue to deliver the cutting-edge speeds and experiences that our subscribers demand.”

“Our planned deployment represents a new milestone in our long-standing partnership with Liberty Global,” said Ric Johnsen, SVP and Segment Leader, Broadband Networks, CommScope. 

“We’re showcasing our leadership in DAA and our global scale, as we work side by side with Liberty Global, a world leader in converged broadband services, to transform its broadband network in service of millions of subscribers all around the world.”