Next Generation Gigabit Cable Access Coming to a Continent Near You

U.S. broadband manufacturer Antronix and Teleste, a video and broadband technologies and related services provider in Europe, have entered a joint venture to offer Next Generation Gigabit cable access network solutions to the North American broadband markets. Teleste owns the majority shares and the joint venture will operate under the name Teleste Intercept, LLC.

Headquartered at the Antronix offices in Cranbury, NJ, the enterprise will capitalize on Teleste’s expertise and leadership in intelligent, DOCSIS 3.1 compliant network technologies in the European cable broadband footprint, as well as Antronix’s Intercept eHFC line of products, its industry permeation and solid reputation spanning three decades. Their product line will provide the industry with data delivery technology available in a seamless, hybrid fiber coaxial end-to-end network platform.

“Our Intercept eHFC FTTT solution is an excellent complement to Teleste’s mastery of Fiber Deep and Remote PHY access nodes and innovative telemetry and monitoring solutions,” said Antronix President Neil Tang.  

With more than 60 years of experience in the cable industry, Teleste says it knows a lot about access nodes and 1.2 GHz network deployments.

In its first phase, the joint venture will bring Teleste’s DOCSIS 3.1 compliant intelligent optical nodes, headend optics and Remote PHY devices – fitted to meet the local industry requirements – to North America. The Antronix core branded products – including indoor and mainline passives, multi-taps, residential amplifiers, and point-of-entry filters – will remain under the Antronix portfolio.

Teleste says a unique feature of its broadband nodes is the combination of hardware and software that makes the devices self-adjusting and remotely controllable via the company’s advanced network management tools. This concept, Intelligent Networks, creates cost efficiency, and builds a better consumer experience by increasing service availability, according to the company.

“Just as important as the Vyatta network operating system and other technology assets are the developers and other staff joining AT&T as part of the deal,” said AT&T Labs SVP Chris Rice. The Brocade employees joining AT&T are mostly located in California and the U.K.

AT&T expects to software-control 55 percent of its network by the end of this year and 75 percent by 2020. A key part of that plan is hiring employees and training current staff in software-defined networking, security, data analytics and other new technologies.

July 10, 2017      

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