Sunday, April 29, 2007

Narad Changes Name to PhyFlex Networks

Narad Networks, a supplier of FTTx solutions for HFC cable systems, changed its name to PhyFlex Networks. The FTTxSWITCH product, the first of the PhyFlex FTTx family of products, is now in various stages of adoption with eight operators in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Korea. Additionally, the company today announced that the FTTxSWITCH is the first outdoor switch to be certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum as a Carrier Ethernet access network platform with both MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification over both fiber and coax.

The company said its new name emphasizes the inherent flexibility of PhyFlex's new switched Ethernet platform, which distributes switched Ethernet over fiber, Ethernet and coaxial cable, and a new focus on operators' needs to increase network bandwidth with a network that can quickly adapt, evolve and expand to meet increasing end user demand for expanded bandwidth as well as a developing competitive market.

PhyFlex's new product, the FTTxSWITCH, supports Gigabit Ethernet over each of six fiber/Ethernet ports and 100Mbps Ethernet over each of four coaxial cable ports. The FTTxSWITCH can be deployed in FTTN, FTTC and FTTP configurations. The FTTxSWITCH also supports wireless access points and standard Ethernet cabling.

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