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Altibox deploys Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture to consolidate hubs and deliver all-IP services to DOCSIS and cable customers

05.06.2019 klo 16:30 Altibox deploys Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture to consolidate hubs and deliver all-IP services to DOCSIS and cable customers



  * Altibox deploys Nokia's compact form factor Distributed Access Architecture
    (DAA) node to serve customers in Norway and Denmark
  * Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) provides Altibox
    with an end-to-end IP-based solution that supports Gigabit and multicast
    IPTV services
  * vDAA enables Altibox to eliminate legacy analog equipment, consolidate hubs
    and quickly extend all-IP-based services into new communities

June 5, 2019

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that Altibox, one of the largest regional
telecommunication operators in Norway and Denmark, will deploy its Gainspeed
Unified Cable Access solution, based on a fully virtualized Distributed Access
Architecture (vDAA).  The solution provides the network foundation needed for
Altibox and its partner Eidsiva Bredbånd to deliver enhanced all-IP-based ultra-
broadband services to residential and business customers. The deployment will
enable Altibox and Eidsiva to significantly increase network capacity and
establish a fully distributed and virtualized access architecture that can
support new, competitive Gigabit and multicast IPTV services over longer
distances.

To effectively implement the changes required by the DOCSIS standard, Hybrid
Fiber Coax (HFC)-based access providers will need to support IP-based services
in an efficient way. With 20-30 percent annual IP data growth globally,1  cable
operators are turning to software-driven, all-IP Distributed Access
Architectures (DAA) to increase the capacity of existing HFC networks and
improve signal quality. Distributed access architectures can also help reduce
OPEX and the number of hub offices required by effectively virtualizing the
headend and network functions.

Nokia's Unified Cable Access solution is based on vDAA which delivers greater
space and power savings, as well as superior architectural flexibility, compared
to traditional DAAs. By moving the cable access layer functions in its headend
and hub sites to the access nodes that sit closer to customers, Altibox and its
partners can eliminate some of its legacy cable-specific hardware,  dramatically
reducing the amount of power, space and equipment required in the headend.
Nokia's vDAA solution will also enable Altibox and Eidsiva Bredbånd  to
significantly reduce the number of hub offices, realizing significant real
estate cost savings while simplifying network operations.  By virtualizing the
headend and network functions, Altibox effectively pushes the digital portion
out to the node, ensuring a better signal quality and experience for
subscribers.

Altibox and its partner Eidsiva Bredbånd  will begin deploying Nokia's vDAA
solution, including the Gainspeed Access Controller and compact form factor
Gainspeed SC-1D Access Nodes, into its network in 3Q 2019. Nokia's vDAA solution
can flexibly accommodate backhaul through Altibox's existing IP/MPLS network,
which will facilitate and expediate deployment.

Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell'Oro
Group said: "We expect spending on DAA to double between 2019 and 2020, as
operators look to reduce their headend and hub sites while also improving the
spectral efficiency of their outside plant, said. DAA's benefits are clear and
operators are now beginning multi-year projects to modernize their HFC networks
to compete for the next decade."

Sandra Motley, President of Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group, said: "We are
excited to be working with Altibox and its partner Eidsiva Bredbånd to build a
flexible and powerful network that can deliver the additional capacity and reach
they need to meet rising customer demand for ultra-broadband services.  Our vDAA
solution enables Alitbox and Eidsiva Bredbånd to maximize their HFC network and
quickly move to an all-IP environment that has the flexibility and scale needed
to support vast amounts of IP data traffic while simultaneously reducing
operating and real estate expenses.  This deployment demonstrates the continued
momentum we see for our Gainspeed Unified Cable Access solution in Europe."

Resources

  * Solution Website:  Nokia Unified Cable Access
  * Blog:  What's Next for cable's digital transformation

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1.  Statista "Global IP data traffic from 2016 to 2021"




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