CommScope Propels Data Centres into the Future

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CommScope Propels Data Centers into the Future

CommScope has introduced Propel, a high-speed fiber platform designed to help data centre managers respond to the exponential increase in demand they are experiencing for computing power.

This new technology facilitates the migration to Terabit speeds, by providing reliable connectivity and a robust network infrastructure that aligns with rapidly emerging data centre applications, enabling faster, more efficient access to data.

Data centre demands have soared as workers, students, nurses, businesses, local communities and government agencies have moved to cloud computing, streaming services and AI applications. The industry continues to respond to an increase in economic life online by building new data centres and investing in ways to dramatically increase data centre capacity.

To understand what makes Propel special, you need to see it. And no one is better qualified to show you than Ken Hall, who helped envision, refine and bring Propel to life. Recently, we sat down with Ken for a one-on-one about Propel and its design, applications and value propositions. Honestly, until you see it, you can’t fully appreciate it.

Watch the interview. Then multiply Ken’s passion and technical expertise by more than 20,000. That’s the potential of partnering with CommScope.


“Over the past few years, we have witnessed extraordinary technical advances and a rise in computing devices that connect to the real world. Data centres are key assets in the data-driven economy and it’s critical that the industry pay attention to energy usage and space requirements as we move toward terabit speeds,” said John Schmidt, senior vice president, CommScope’s building and data centre business. “CommScope’s Propel solution was engineered to ensure data centre operators can maximize existing infrastructure investments while preparing for future applications in a smarter and more efficient manner.”


Next Evolution of Data Centre Connectivity - Propel facilitates the modernization of the network

Propel introduces 16-fiber cabling to support the fast growing 400 Gbps and 800 Gbps speeds, as well as emerging 1.6 Tbps speeds. This enables leading edge network architectures to deliver greater capacity to end devices with increased efficiency, saving time and energy while also greatly reducing the cost per gigabit.

Propel modules are available in four different interchangeable sizes with matching cable constructions to easily scale applications with system architectures. All components are ultra-low loss for optimal performance and have a specific QR code for performance tracking and online instructions.

Backed by CommScope’s industry leading SYSTIMAX Application Assurance Warranty, Propel encompasses the industry’s first Multifiber Push-On (MPO) 16-fiber platform and includes the following:

Panels: 1U, 2U, 4U

Adapter Packs: LC, SN, MPO

Modules: Singlemode and Multi-mode: 8,12, 16 and 24 fibers

Cable Assemblies: MPO8, 12, 16 and 24; SN and LC Uniboot


Introducing the fast, flexible, future-ready fiber platform designed to maximize your data centre’s potential — today and tomorrow.


Features & Benefits

Ultra-low loss

Ultra-low loss
As data speeds increase, so too does the need for ultra-low-loss optical performance. From component design to manufacturing and testing, Propel helps maintain your link budgets at any speed.


Supporting the changes in your data centre environment means maximizing your design options with a minimum number of parts. Propel’s modular design gives you the flexibility to adapt while simplifying and accelerating deployment.


Future ready

Future ready
Changes in network requirements are becoming more frequent and demanding. Propel provides the modular flexibility and future-ready support to adapt to major upgrades and migrations quickly and easily.

Performance guaranteed

Performance guaranteed
Before investing in a new physical layer platform, you have to know with certainty that it will do everything you need. With Propel, you don’t just have our word; you’ve got the support of CommScope’s iron-clad Performance Assurance guarantee.


Get more flexibility, functionality and speed—upgrade after upgrade, migration after migration.
Propel makes it possible.




NEW! Propel Product Fundamentals Training

Recommended for anyone involved in sales, design, installation and project management of cabling infrastructures for Datacenters or Head-End Central Office environments.

This course is an overview of CommScope’s Propel Solution, an end-to-end, high-speed fiber platform with modular high-density fiber panels, modules, adapters and fiber assemblies. The course consists of two lessons with an estimated study time of 30 minutes.

Key Topics:

  • Propel solution overview
  • Propel panels, sliding trays and modules, MPO and duplex fiber connectivity (MPO16, LC, SN)
  • Access to product information via QR code app.
  • Propel range of trunk, ruggedized fanout and array cables, enhanced cable management features
  • Overview of CommScope complete range of fiber panels



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