The smart home’s evolution: CommScope is set to share vision for 10G internet service

HICKORY — Network infrastructure provider CommScope, Inc., will share its vision for 10G and smart homes at the virtual 2020 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, the company announced Monday. The expo, set to run this week through Thursday, will include speakers from companies such as Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., Comcast Corp. and IBM Corp. The company, […]

HICKORY — Network infrastructure provider CommScope, Inc., will share its vision for 10G and smart homes at the virtual 2020 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, the company announced Monday.

The expo, set to run this week through Thursday, will include speakers from companies such as Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., Comcast Corp. and IBM Corp.

The company, which will present on “key advancements in operator solutions for the access network and the connected home,” was chosen last month to help power a 10G smart home trial by Mediacom Communications Corp. Earlier in September, CommScope also partnered with Google’s Area 120 to launch a fast and secure WiFi platform in public areas.

CommScope’s Virtual Headend Portfolio aims to lead the industry’s drive to 10G and virtualization with data, video, control and management, the company said in a Monday press release. 10G is a new form of technology to offer higher network speeds than 5G.

The company’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo demonstrations will also focus on using 5G technology to compete with fixed-line services in urban and suburban areas, the company said in the press release. The company also said it would add new Distributed Access Architecture solutions to its portfolio.

“SCTE is very different this year, but the theme of improving network capacity and speed in both the downlink and uplink is familiar and one that we’re building into important advances throughout our portfolio and in operator networks around the world,” CommScope CTO Morgan Kurk said in a statement.

“Imagine the Possibilities” is the expo theme, which will be presented virtually this year. CommScope will demonstrate both “streamers” video devices and the capabilities of its Smart Media Devices.

“Our updated end-to-end portfolio is a testament to our focus on providing customers with unmatched choice as they make some of the biggest evolutionary leaps in their access and home networks,” Kurk said in the statement, adding that the company will use the expo’s theme to showcase the possibilities of the “next generation of connectivity.”

Shares of CommScope were trading 34 cents lower on Monday near $9.30.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism

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