- Nokia's vDAA virtualizes the CMTS - vCMTS Anywhere - and enables cable operators to flexibly and cost effectively upgrade their DOCSIS network
- Nokia's universal cable access node is configurable as either a R-PHY device (RPD) or R-MACPHY device (RMD) at the push of a button
October 9, 2017
| Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the next generation of its Unified Cable Access solution that will fundamentally change the way cable operators implement a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). The enhanced, virtualized solution gives cable operators the flexibility to deploy both R-PHY and R-MACPHY devices within the same network and easily switch from one to the other based on their network requirements and strategic direction. |
Cable operators are leveraging DAA to increase throughput, reduce costs and accelerate the delivery of new services by moving cable access layer functions that are traditionally placed in the headend and hub sites to the access nodes. To date, cable operators have had to choose between two DAA approaches: R-PHY, which moves only the DOCSIS signal generation (PHY) to the access node; and R-MACPHY, which moves both the PHY and DOCSIS processing (MAC) to the access node.
Having to choose one option or the other greatly limits the flexibility to deploy the best technology for each use case. This has forced many operators to lock in a decision before fully understanding the potential impact on their network. With Nokia's next-generation Unified Cable Access solution, operators are no longer forced to choose between R-PHY and R-MACPHY. Features of Nokia's new vDAA include:
Cash Hagen, chief operations officer of WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, said: "Nokia is revolutionizing the cable industry with an innovative new cable solution that gives operators the flexibility to implement a distributed access architecture without being handcuffed to a specific approach. Virtualizing the DAA not only simplifies the network and drives cost savings, it also allows us to accelerate the delivery of new services that ultimately provide a better customer experience."
Federico Guillén, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group, said: "Nokia is changing the game in the cable industry with a vDAA solution that gives operators the flexibility to support both Remote-PHY and Remote-MACPHY approaches. While running the vCMTS on the node as part of a Remote-MACPHY deployment will garner the most significant savings in cost, space and power, there is no such thing as one size fits all. Nokia's enhanced cable solution gives operators the flexibility to choose from a full range of options across both fiber and cable to meet their unique network needs."
Nokia's Gainspeed product family offers cable operators a Unified Cable Access solution that provides industry-leading fiber, HFC and cable technology products and innovations. The Nokia Gainspeed portfolio of cable access products includes:
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