Motorola has announced a win for its SG4000 optical node platform with Massillon Cable. Massillon will deploy Motorola’s 1 GHz SG4000 nodes along with the Motorola GX2 optical headend platform to reduce the size of subscriber serving areas and drive fiber deeper into the network.
The resulting extended capacity will provide greater opportunity to introduce advanced services, including more high-definition (HD), video on demand and faster Internet speeds. ??The Motorola SG4000 is an optical node platform that can be configured as an optical hub, segmentable node or a combination of both by adding or removing optical and RF modules.
This flexible, modular approach allows Massillon to transition to fiber deeper in its network as additional capacity is needed. Massillon can protect the investment it has already made in infrastructure components, while laying the groundwork for higher-bandwidth services in the future.
The Motorola SG4000 includes provisions for up to nine optics modules in the lid, allowing it to scale from a basic node to a fully segmented 4×4 optical distribution hub.
The modular design of the SG4000 enables multiple applications, such as HFC, RFOG, and Ethernet switching, to be supported within the same housing.