CommScope’s fuel cell solution, which can provide up to 16 hours of reliable, environmentally friendly backup power, is supporting CableLabs’ head-end and cable modem termination system at its headquarters in
“By incorporating fuel cell technology into our infrastructure, CommScope is helping CableLabs take a leadership role in demonstrating how cable operators can continue to provide business and enterprise class services in an environmentally friendly manner,” said
“The trend is well underway within the telecommunications industry to find innovative ways to improve the reliability and environmental impact of backup power solutions,” said
The solution uses hydrogen powered fuel cells to provide an environmentally-friendly backup power solution for network sites, including cable network head-ends and hub equipment. Unlike diesel generators that consume fossil fuels and emit carbon dioxide, the only by-products of hydrogen fuel cells are heat and water. The proton exchange membrane hydrogen fuel cells are housed inside an environmentally secure cabinet for outdoor deployment, and offer a smaller footprint and more dense power backup than other solutions currently available on the market today.
This is the second time a leading cable industry organization has deployed CommScope’s alternative-energy solution. The first was in 2011 when the
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