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Aurora Networks Supports Cable Industry in Current Environment

February 23, 2011

Optical transport solution provider Aurora Networks, Inc., is monitoring industry developments to help cable operators leverage new opportunities.

Today cable operators are facing several challenges, and Aurora Networks says that they will continue to need to increase bandwidth per subscriber. Consumers are increasingly demanding high-definition TV (HDTV) channels, 3DTV, and video-on-demand (VoD) services and all this has increased pressure on bandwidth. 

In the coming months, the 3Ds, interactivity and emerging services will create new challenges for operators who will need strategies to deal with OTT, CDNs and the reality that we could all just become Communications Service Providers (CSPs). 

Also, the operators will have to deal with the migration to IP and try to find out how the DOCSIS services will evolve. Aurora says that cable is implementing DOCSIS 3.0 services as a cost-effective answer to address the explosion in service bandwidth.  

The company also stresses that cloud computing is the next big thing in enterprise computing and it will provide access to remotely-hosted IT applications and data.

All operators can tap this opportunity by using fiber and traditional HFC links to support cloud computing. 

“With a strong legacy in video, the cable industry has a clear advantage in today’s environment,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “In our conversations with cable operators, we can see the industry opportunities increasing at an unprecedented rate.”

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf