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Aurora unveils digital BK Transceiver for German market

June 12, 2012

Colin Mann @ ANGA Cable

Optical transport solutions provider Aurora Networks has confirmed the release of its Digital BK (Broadband Kommunications) transceiver, a first-of-its-kind solution, designed to provide a much smoother upgrade for higher segmentation, enabling cable operators in Germany and neighbouring countries to modernise further their BK networks.

Aurora Networks designed the Digital BK transceiver specifically for the region’s installed base to support the increased popularity of EuroDOCSIS, driven by the demand for new and advanced services. The company’s Digital BK transceiver goes above and beyond the Digital Return module it launched last year, as the new technology combines both digital return transmitters and forward receiver functions into a single module. This provides operators with the ability to easily transition to a 4×4 upgrade for the price of a 2×2 traditional BK node upgrade, all within the existing BK node platform. It is a highly cost effective choice that is in line with the practice of using higher node segmentation to support today’s fast growing bandwidth needs.

“Cable operators in the region are now more than ever feeling the pressure to increase bandwidth to provide new and advanced services, but unfortunately their networks are struggling to support it,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing. “Aurora Networks’ new Digital BK Transceiver helps operators overcome this challenge by increasing network capacity through higher node segmentation in the most simple, yet cost-efficient way possible.”

Aurora Networks also revealed that its technology has been selected by Elisa, a leading telecommunications and ICT service company, for HFC segmentation upgrades to increase network capacity to serve their customers.

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