Aurora Networks Launches Industry-first 5–85 MHz Upgradable Node Solution

Products exemplify company’s leading industry role in the evolution of cable

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 14, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, will debut a fully upgradeable 5–85 MHz return path solution at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place from October 22–24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Featuring Aurora Networks’ 102–1002 MHz downstream-capable nodes coupled with its Universal Digital Return™ technology, it is the only solution on the market that can be purchased and seamlessly upgraded from 5–42 MHz to 5–85 MHz in the return path.

Driven by the needs of today’s high-demand services like data and video conferencing, operators continue to face the looming pressure to provide customers with increased upstream bandwidth capacity. With advances like DOCSIS® 3.0 and the preparations for DOCSIS 3.1, the industry is projecting that operators will soon expand their return path from today’s standard, 5–42 MHz, to 5–85 MHz. Paving the way with another innovation to add to its long list of industry-first solutions, Aurora Networks is leading the evolution for more bandwidth in the upstream by doubling today’s standard with its new solution.

The solution consists of Aurora Networks’ NC4000 and NC2000 nodes that support a 5–85 MHz return path. Moreover, for the first time with Aurora Networks’ Universal Digital Return solution, DT4250N, an operator can purchase 5–42 MHz technology today and then upgrade an entire node to 5–85 MHz tomorrow, with the return path transmitter requiring only the push of a button.

To learn more about Aurora Networks’ 5–85 MHz solution at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, visit them at booth #1944.

What Aurora Networks Says

“With new standards quickly approaching, the time is now for operators to seamlessly evolve their networks to support existing and future capacity demands,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. “This new solution is a demonstration of Aurora Networks’ dedication to drive innovation for cable operators and provide them with the right solution for their targeted problem serving areas.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks and Universal Digital Return is a trademark of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DOCSIS is a mark of Cable Television Laboratories. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

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