CommScope Advances 10G Broadband Roadmap on Several Fronts
Low-Latency DOCSIS®, Soft Frequency-Division Duplex (FDD) DOCSIS, Virtualized Converged Cable Access Platform Revealed at ANGA COM; Europe’s Sasag Becomes First to Announce DOCSIS 3.1 for Upstream and Downstream; Vodafone Germany Underway with National 1Gbps Upgrade
On display at Stand C21 will be:
- A low-latency DOCSIS® system deemed crucial to next-generation broadband performance;
- A software-configurable Frequency-Division Duplex (Soft FDD) system; and
- The E6000® vCore fully virtualized converged cable access platform (CCAP) core.
Recent customer news includes:
- Vodafone Germany is underway with a nationwide upgrade to support 1Gbps service. Some 12 million customers will enjoy the high-speed Gigabit service through an ARRIS broadband device when the rollout is complete.
- Swiss provider Sasag last month became the first European operator to announce upgrading its entire network to use DOCSIS 3.1 (D3.1) for both the upstream and downstream channels.
“As cable operators embark on their far-reaching network transformation,
which includes the migration to 10G and virtualization of the CCAP,
System and service advances on display
“Residential home networks now rival enterprises in both demands from
internet-connected devices and for performance of managed services,”
The new low-latency DOCSIS system will show IP video running alongside traditional QAM video over an EPON channel at 10 Gbps. Low-latency DOCSIS will be crucial to gaming and virtual reality performance, mobile backhaul scheduling algorithms that coordinate 5G multipoints, and collision-avoidance systems for self-driving cars.
The software-configurable Frequency-Division Duplex (Soft FDD)
system has the potential to deliver 10G speeds over traditional coaxial
wiring. Soft FDD uses FDX technology and provides a foundation for
symmetrical services, creating an evolutionary path beyond gaming to
holographic video, high-definition cameras, and other
The virtualized CCAP core, which leverages ARRIS’s proven and field-hardened E6000® edge router software, includes a number of recent advances, such as:
- Automated provisioning and capacity tools for end-to-end service provisioning and smart capacity additions; and
- Orchestration and intelligence tools to manage multi-access configurations and produce better analytics about network performance.
Trials of the virtual offering – called vCore – are already underway with significant deployments anticipated later this year.
“The great thing about our approach to 10G is that we provide our
customers with multiple choices in how they can evolve their networks,”
Important service milestones for two European customers
Vodafone’s nationwide rollout of 1Gbps service in
“Gigabit networks bring more quality of life and are the crucial resource for growth, jobs and prosperity in Germany,” said Sebastian Wotschikowsky, Vodafone Germany’s responsible Manager for Consumer Broadband Marketing. “The Touchstone DOCSIS 3.1 gateway provides the high-performance basis for gigabit-fast internet in our cable network. Today, we already offer high-speed connections for around 9 million households – by 2021 there will be more than 12 million. Thanks to DOCSIS 3.1, we are one of the main drivers for the expansion of high-speed networks in Germany.”
In April, Swiss service provider Sasag became the first European operator to announce the upgrade of its entire network to DOCSIS 3.1 for both upstream (100 Mbps) and downstream (1 Gbps) channels.
“Our new Gigabit service launch depended on a quick and hassle-free
replacement of existing hardware with three new E6000 systems,” said
Sasag upgraded its entire base of 37,000 customers in Schaffhausen,
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