Aurora Lights Up Eight Wavelength WDM

Increased bandwidth capacity per fiber delivers expansion of narrowcast services for cable operators

April 1, 2009

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WASHINGTON -- Aurora Networks, the only optical transport solution providerfocused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, todayannounced the availability of the industry’s first eight wavelength LcWDM® system. Delivering increasedbandwidth capacity per fiber, Aurora Networks’ unprecedented eight wavelength ’O’-band WDM solutionenables cable MSOs to increase revenue-generating narrowcast capacity for services including HDTV,VoIP, Video on Demand (VoD) and high-speed data (HSD), without the need for major fiber construction.

Aurora Networks’ new LcWDM solution adds seventh and eighth wavelengths that can be combined withits full range of passive components on a single fiber from the existing node to a new node. With thissolution, MSOs can cost-effectively drive fiber deeper into the network by subdividing their larger nodeservice areas into eight separate service areas. With the transport of the eight wavelengths in the 1310nm window, cable operators are free to utilize CWDM and DWDM technologies to add another 12 or morewavelengths.

“Today’s MSOs are challenged with cost-effectively meeting explosive consumer demand for targetedservices,” said Wim Mostert, director of product management for Aurora Networks. “Aurora Networkscontinues to create a future-proof platform with the eight wavelength LcWDM specifically designed as abackwards-compatible solution for MSOs to increase their service offering.”

Aurora Networks Inc.

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