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CommScope-Arris joint DAA drive is daunting – but what about overlap?

Some confusion surrounds the overlapping product portfolios of Arris and new parent company CommScope which requires a little attention. CommScope has just launched a new Remote PHY device for the burgeoning distributed access architecture (DAA) market, called the RD1322 2×2, enabling operators to harness existing network infrastructure to ultimately achieve 10G services. Clearly Arris and CommScope are attacking this industry from different angles, but from a non-engineer perspective the intricate differences are difficult to pinpoint. It appears the new CommScope RD1322 2×2 avoids stepping on the toes of its subsidiary, and vice versa, because the R-PHY device plugs directly into the vendor’s existing base of NC4- and OM4-series fiber nodes. This relates to a specific area of Outside Plant (OSP)…

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