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Cable Tech

Narad Targets Cable

WESTFORD, Mass. -- Narad Networks, Inc., a provider of high performance, Ethernet switches for broadband access solutions, today unveiled a new modular switch product line capable of delivering true, dedicated, 100 Megabits per second service simultaneously to each and every home on a cable operator's network - several times faster than competing services such as Verizon's FiOS or AT&T's Lightspeed.

The new product line's debut leverages nearly five years of silicon, software and hardware development and a long series of trials with cable operators focusing on expanding the data capacity of the existing HFC plant. The new modular Ethernet switch can be deployed in a variety of configurations for various commercial and residential applications. For high capacity residential broadband, the switch can be deployed in a fiber to the curb architecture With electronics costs loosely the equivalent of Passive Optical Network (PON), but with far less fiber construction cost, MSOs can now deliver greater capacity than PON - at much lower cost.

"In contested markets, cable operators now have a new HFC cable solution with superior performance and economics than their competitors," said Michael Collette, chief executive officer of Narad Networks. "With this new platform, cable operators can future-proof their network to support more advanced services by delivering higher capacity at lower costs and in less time than anything offered by Verizon or AT&T."

Narad Networks Inc.

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