CommScope launches Remote PHY Device as part of DAA portfolio

CommScope announced the launch of its RD1322 2×2 Remote PHY Device (RPD) as part of its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) portfolio.
CommScope RD1322 2x2 Remote PHY Device
The module – set to begin service provider testing later this year – will install directly into CommScope’s NC4- and OM4-series fiber nodes.

CommScope aims to help operators get to market faster and more affordably by leveraging their existing infrastructure investments on the path to 10G.

CommScope’s Outside Plant (OSP) DAA solutions enable operators to build upon their installed base of nodes to advance their plans for Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX), DAA, Remote PON, Wireless Backhaul, DOCSIS 3.1, and more.

CommScope’s 10G roadmap comprises its portfolio of traditional and DAA OSP solutions, along with a commitment to innovative wired and wireless Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and Inside Plant (ISP) solutions.

CommScope offers operators multiple migration paths to 10G Service Level Agreements (SLAs), giving them the freedom to customize their evolution based on their unique needs.

CommScope’s DAA portfolio includes its RPD, Remote PON, R-PHY Shelf, Video Unified Edge (VUE), ICX Switch, and hybrid E6000 I-CCAP/CCAP Core products.

“Our RD1322 2×2 RPD is the answer for operators looking to maximize their existing infrastructure to deliver tomorrow’s networks and services as quickly as possible,” Kevin Keefe, senior vice president and segment leader, Network & Cloud, CommScope, said.

Jeff Heynen, research director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell’Oro Group, said: “As cable operators continue to distribute their access networks and increase both upstream and downstream bandwidth, the RD1322 2×2 RPD is an option, as operators choose from a variety of DAAs and pathways as they bridge to tomorrow’s networks.”


Meanwhile, CommScope-group company ARRIS and TDS Telecom announced plans to deploy an Android TV set-top solution for the TDS Cloud TV Platform called TDS TV+. TDS plans to launch the IP video delivery solution later this year, beginning in its cable footprint in central Oregon.

TDS will use ARRIS’s VIP6102W UHD IP set-top, which offers integration between the set-top, the Cloud TV back-office, the TiVo user interface, various third-party applications like Netflix, and the voice-enabled remote control.