At the ANGA show in Cologne, Germany, Motorola Mobility introduced additions to its European hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network portfolio, demonstrating the company’s continued innovation in evolutionary HFC network solutions that address key operator issues.
These solutions include Gallium Nitride (GaN)-enabled nodes and amplifiers that extend the reach of any N+x architecture and high-performance electro absorption optical transmitter solutions that are designed to enable the simple and economical evolution of operators’ networks. (For more on GaN, click here).
Motorola’s new European form factor nodes and amplifiers include the MPN100 modular pedestal node, the Mini Bridger Node (MBN) and the MBV3 and broadband line extender (BLE) amplifiers – all of which incorporate GaN technology which delivers 3 dB gain or twice the increase in performance compared to competitive solutions. By introducing GaN enabled nodes and amps into their network operators can avoid re-spacing of amplifiers when adding new subscribers, or in greenfield situations to reach distances further from the headend.
Virgin Media is the first customer in Europe to deploy these new solutions from Motorola.