German company WISI, a leading global innovator of products and solutions for video and broadband networks, has secured a contract for its compact Remote Phy Node LR45 in an international tender in Sweden. The leading supplier of TV, telephone and high-speed internet access services to Swedish homes and businesses, Com Hem, will use the WISI product as part of its upgrade of the company’s HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) network to Gigabit broadband speed with a Remote Phy solution.
Founded in 1983 by the state-owned Televerket to meet the growing demand for television services, Com Hem provides cable services since 1985. Today, about 40 per cent of Swedish households (more than 1.9 million) are connected to the company’s network. Com Hem offers Triple Play services to private households and business customers who have access to the market’s broadest range of television services via its state-of-the-art HFC network. The company builds on sustainable development and is one of the key drivers of leading-edge technologies and solutions. It aims to continue on its dynamic growth path and to achieve leadership in the high-speed Internet services market with the hopes of making ‘digital’ Sweden a reality. In 2013, Com Hem launched its first high-speed consumer service with speeds of up to 500 Mbps and presently offers up to 1 Gbps.
WISI was able to assert itself against respected international competitors. Fast availability, cost effectiveness, high product quality, high quality in logistics and excellent operational performance and its compatibility with the virtualized end-to-end CableOS™ CCAP solution of Harmonic that Com Hem is implementing throughout its RF network are only some of the aspects in favour of the WISI Remote Phy Node. The highly flexible LR45 is an in-house development and part of a broader range of gigabit solutions by WISI.
“We are proud we were selected by Com Hem,” said Thomas Scherle, WISI’s Director of Sales CATV/HFC Europe. “The deployment of LR45 is an important strategic step forward for WISI in supporting the migration of HFC networks to Gigabit speeds across the Europe. We are consolidating our market position as a leading partner and vendor to European Cable and Telco MSOs.”
“As a technology driven company, we are interested in long-standing partnerships with market-leading providers of price efficient amplifiers, nodes and other HFC materials. For decades, WISI has been known in the market as a reliable supplier of state-of-the art solutions and products and meets all of our high expectations”, stated Jens Persson, Com Hem’s Manager TechOps HFC Network.