There has always been a clear divide between upstream and downstream data splits, making it possible to upgrade signals in the existing network using by-pass filters and diplex filters in the active components. But this separation has become a limiting factor when upgrading the network; each upgrade requires new filters and additional labour. Technetix has now developed a bi-directional amplifier, without the need for diplex filters. This article will explain how to create more bandwidth and flexibility within the same infrastructure and how this technology will make 1.8GHz ESD installations feasible without amplifier respacing.
Designing and maintaining a high-performance Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network is a bit of a dance. You manage your signal strength along the transmission path to avoid two extremes: (1) too high a transmission level and you distort your signals, and (2) too low a transmission level and your weak signal will get lost in the noise.
One of the key features of the new DOCSIS 4.0 specification is expanding our cable plant spectrum from today's 750MHz/860MHz/1GHz to 1.8GHz. This nearly doubles the spectral capacity for much of today's HFC networks.
Demand for bandwidth over the cable network is higher than ever, as domestic and commercial usage increases daily, operators are reporting increases of over 20% in downstream traffic and increases of at least 50% in the upstream in the last few months.
Technetix recognised the need for flexibility and, as a result, developed the Direction Neutral Amplifier (DNA), an innovative solution for CATV networks with patented flexible split technology. Lab tests have shown that, in combination with a Distributed Gain Architecture (DGA), the DNA will improve network performance and flexibility, while power consumption decreases by 30%.
11th May 2020, The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many aspects of the cable and broadband landscape, forcing some operators to quickly augment their residential networks to stand up to spikes in traffic as consumers stayed at home.
Technetix has been shoring up inventory as demand for quick access to these components and supplies ramped up. In fact, during the pandemic Technetix has seen these needs extend well above those caused by other smaller-scale events or disruptions, such as hurricanes, that required the company to accelerate access to cabling, connectors and other types of gear required for self-install kits, according to Sandy Howe, EVP and president, Americas, at Technetix.
30th April 2020, Albourne, UK - Technetix has joined the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA). The UK headquartered company, established in 1990, provides award-winning technologies to broadband customers across the globe including optical access networking products. As a member of INCA, Technetix will help operators maximise the potential from their existing access network infrastructure.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, today announced that Technetix Group’s Virtual Segmentation solution is in production driven by its MxL85110 broadband modem enabling gigabit throughput over coaxial cable infrastructure.
26th March 2020, Albourne, West Sussex - The cost of all care services at Chestnut Tree House on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March 2020 will be paid for by Technetix. The company has built a strong relationship with Chestnut Tree House over the years and the UK team is very dedicated to raising money for the Arundel based children’s hospice.
The COVID-19 crisis is a challenging time for everyone. We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well through this difficult time.
COVID-19 has been an evolving situation for us. Firstly, in recent weeks there were issues with our manufacturing and supply chains affecting some product manufactured in South East Asia, but it only affected a few specific lines. Technetix, being risk averse, has had all headend, network equipment, line passives and multi-taps largely manufactured in Taiwan. Taiwan was not locked down and therefore little affected, this has put us in a robust position and afforded us a higher level of durability. Some of our products, like indoor passives and CPE accessories, are manufactured in mainland China and they have been affected.
WICT Europe appoints new Membership Chair
Abbe van Osnabrugge, Account Director, Technetix has been appointed to the board of WICT Europe in the Membership Chair. She is looking forward to expanding the network and contributing to the further development of the European Chapter by advancing diversity in organisational cultures. In her role at Technetix, Abbe is responsible for one of the company’s key customers and is known for an unparalleled customer focus, an ongoing drive for the best partnership and a continuous eye for mutually beneficial opportunities.
Technetix Group acquires broadband business of ECAD GmbH
Affirming our commitment to the German broadband market and enhancing our value proposition globally with an increased range of innovative FTTH products
26 February 2020, Albourne, United Kingdom – Technetix, the award-winning global technology supplier, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the broadband equipment business of ECAD GmbH, Germany.