Massillon Cable will install Motorola’s optical platform, including its SG4000 nodes along with its GX2 optical headend platform.
Masillon’s aim is to reduce the size of subscriber serving areas and drive fiber deeper into the network. The resulting extended capacity will provide the opportunity to expand services, including more high-definition television (HDTV), video on demand and faster Internet speeds, according to the vendor.
The Motorola SG4000 can be configured as an optical hub, segmentable node or a combination of both by adding or removing optical and RF modules, Motorola said. This flexible, modular approach allows Massillon to transition to fiber deeper in its network as additional capacity is needed.
“The flexible nature of Motorola’s solutions means we can continue to upgrade our network while maintaining our competitive edge and keeping our subscribers happy with new broadband and television services,” said David Hoffer, Massillon’s chief operating officer. “As HDTV, on-demand and broadband service rates increase, Motorola’s fiber-deep solution combines new optical and virtual node capabilities that allow us to responsibly evolve to meet that demand.”
“The multi-network capability of the SG4000 makes it an ideal solution for operators facing network transitions,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business.