Calix Intros DOCSIS VNF to Enable SD-Access for Cable Operators

17 April 2017
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Calix Intros DOCSIS VNF to Enable SD-Access for Cable Operators Image Credit: Calix

Calix last week announced AXOS DPx Connector, a DOCSIS Virtualized Network Function (VNF) based on a microservices architecture, enabling Software Defined Access (SDA) for cable operators.

According to Calix, AXOS DPx provides cable operators a simple “plug and play” solution to integrate AXOS Systems into their existing DOCSIS back office systems. Utilizing a VNF architecture, Software Defined Network (SDN) ready NETCONF interfaces, and standards-based YANG models, AXOS DPx enables MSOs to leverage DOCSIS, as well as the AXOS anyPHYanySDN, ecosystem.

Calix pioneered SDA to enable service providers to transform their businesses and best align the device enabled subscribers with their content and applications in the cloud. For cable operators, the SDA architecture allows them to leverage the advantages of DOCSIS, rapidly deliver new services, and adopt new technologies while being free to immediately integrate the advantages of SDN into their access network. Premier cable solutions provider Momentum Telecom recognized the benefits of providing a simplified path to SDA for its broad cable provider customer base, and has coordinated with Calix to integrate AXOS DPx Connector into its widely deployed, DOCSIS-based BBX Broadband Management platform.

In stark contrast to traditional solutions where DOCSIS mediation was embedded into systems, AXOS DPx Connector provides a simpler and more cost-effective means to facilitate legacy DOCSIS OSS to SDN transition as operators move to the coveted SDA architecture of the future, said Calix.

Michael Weening, Calix, EVP, Sales and Marketing
As cable operators move to SDN in the future, AXOS’s native NETCONF interface, standards based YANG models, and pre-integrated partners like Momentum Telecom enable a seamless path to SDN if and when it makes sense for their business.

Scott Helms, SVP of Advanced Services, Momentum Telecom 
We are excited to be taking the next step together to integrate DPx with our BBX Platform, which provides cable operators with complete network management and premier monitoring, provisioning, and managed support for broadband and voice services.

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