GCI deploys CommScope RD2322 RxD in broadband network

GCI, the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska, has deployed the CommScope RD2322 RxD as a Remote MACPHY Device (RMD) in its broadband network.
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GCI will be among the nation’s leaders in 2 gig internet deployment.

GCI has deployed CommScope’s RD2322 as either a Remote PHY Device (RPD) or a RMD based on its software image. GCI deployed the RMD in its existing CommScope NC4000 fiber nodes by swapping the node lid.

Key advantages to the GCI network include a simplified, distributed access architecture (DAA), lower latency, greater headend efficiencies, and higher throughput.

“The deployment of RMDs paves the way for GCI’s launch of 2 gig internet in the coming months and our journey to 10G in the next five years. RMD technology also allows us to move internet distribution from the centralized headend out into neighborhood nodes,” said Victor Esposito, vice president, Engineering, GCI.

“RMD leverages over 20 years of field-hardened software as well as seamless integration with legacy back-office infrastructure to make this high-profile transition simple and reliable,” Ric Johnsen, senior vice president and segment leader, Broadband Networks, CommScope, said.

CommScope’s solution for Remote MACPHY includes the RMD, fiber nodes, video delivery, fiber, cables, and connectors, as well as back-office software to orchestrate, onboard, manage, and scale deployments.