Cableco Aster selects Motorola RFoG system to support FTTH

1 Apr 2010

Polish triple-play cable TV network operator Aster has selected Motorola for a pilot commercial deployment of its RF over Glass (RFoG) system which will enable the rollout of a super-high speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, according to a company statement. Steve McCaffery, general manager of Motorola’s Home EMEA division, said of the project: ‘As consumers demand faster data connections and richer media services, cable operators such as Aster are turning to all-fibre networks for cost-effective service delivery … Our RFoG portfolio bridges HFC [cable] and PON [fibre-optic] solutions and provides an economically responsible network evolution for cable operators.’ The pilot rollout will include the deployment of Motorola’s SG4000 modular optical node for RFoG applications, designed to enable cable operators to extend their reach beyond their existing TV network footprints. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Warsaw-based Aster also covers Krakow and Zielona Gora, and is Poland’s fourth largest cable provider by basic TV and broadband internet customers, and the country’s third largest cable telephony provider.

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