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NOS teams with ATX Networks for HFC amplifier upgrades

March 23, 2021

ATX Networks, a global player in broadband access and media distribution solutions, is supplying NOS, one of Portugal’s top communications and entertainment groups, with outside plant equipment critical to the service provider’s expansion of its HFC network. NOS has selected ATX’s GigaXtend GMC Series of 1.2GHz amplifiers to upgrade its installed base of Cisco 1.2GHz GainMaker amplifiers.

NOS’s selection of GigaXtend GMC amplifiers, the only authorized GainMaker-compatible products on the market, enables the service provider to upgrade the capacity and performance of its HFC network while realizing significant reductions in operational costs and complexity. NOS, for example, will not need to retrain technicians or installers, redesign cabinets containing current amps or conduct extensive testing or verification that’s often required with the introduction of new equipment into the network.

A NOS representative said the company is committed to providing its more than 1.54 million fixed broadband customers with the most reliable and fastest high-speed Internet service in Europe. The Portuguese communications and entertainment group is working with ATX to seamlessly upgrade its existing GainMaker amplifiers to bring advanced services quickly to market with minimal operational disruption.

The frequency upgrade provides NOS with the network flexibility and capacity to ensure its customers have access to unrivaled broadband services for years to come.

“ATX is excited to assist one of Europe’s most innovative and environmentally responsible communications service providers with the expansion of its HFC network,” said Jeff Liening, ATX’s Chief Sales Officer. “We are working closely with our local partner, REDTEL, to ensure NOS’s outside plant upgrade is as cost efficient and operationally seamless as possible.”

NOS completed field testing of the GigaXtend amplifier in 2020. Deployments begin in early 2021.

ATX’s GigaXtend GMC 1.2GHz Line Extenders and System Amplifiers are the latest additions to the company’s next-generation Outside Plant Portfolio, which also includes GigaXtend taps and passives.

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