Aurora boosting capacity on Elisa’s Finnish HFC network via upgrades

13 Jun 2012

Finland’s Elisa has selected US-based Aurora Networks to carry out a major upgrade to its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network, with a view to boosting the infrastructure’s capacity. In a press release, Aurora confirmed that it will undertake segmentation upgrades to the cable network in collaboration with Finnish broadband and IP technology provider Scansatel. Between them the two vendors are understood to have deployed a number of new technologies for Elisa, including: full spectrum ‘O’ and ‘C’ band WDM transport, which reportedly eliminates the need for new fibre deployments for HFC upgrades, while also expanding network capacity; a broadcast/narrowcast transport solution enabling network expansion in locations located more than 80km from hub or headend locations; and Aurora’s NC2000 node platform, which it claims is ‘optimised for Europe’, and supports both HFC and Fibre Deep network deployments.

Finland, Elisa Corporation