Denmark's Stofa Deploys DOCSIS 3.1 and R-PHY Technology from ARRIS to Deliver Gigabit Service

Denmark's Stofa Deploys DOCSIS 3.1 and R-PHY Technology from ARRIS to Deliver Gigabit Service Image Credit: ARRIS

Danish TV and internet provider, Stofa is deploying ARRIS's DOCSIS 3.1 and Remote-PHY (R-PHY) nodes to deliver Gigabit service across Stofa's footprint in Aarhus, Denmark.

The new architecture is backwards-compatible and delivers both video and broadband services from a unified platform, providing important capex and opex savings, says ARRIS.

ARRIS's R-PHY technology enables Stofa to virtualize and decentralize headend functions and elements of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) physical layer—enabling the more efficient use of network media as well as service speeds of 1Gbps and beyond. After trialling the technology, Stofa tapped its close partnership with ARRIS to complete the cutting-edge network transformation in Aarhus in seven months.

ARRIS's architecture enables Stofa video services to stream over the network, avoiding impact to customers' headline broadband speeds. Stofa's customers in Aarhus have quickly embraced the new Gigabit services. The positive reception highlights R-PHY's broader consumer and commercial applications in delivering tomorrow's Gigabit services, quickly and at scale.

The R-PHY deployment in Aarhus is the result of an ongoing strategic collaboration between Stofa and ARRIS to enable Gigabit broadband, Ultra HD TV, streaming, and digital services across all of Stofa's sites in Denmark. The companies pioneered the first R-PHY deployment in EMEA, accelerating the rollout of R-PHY nodes; and in the near future, Stofa will transition to cloud-based network provisioning using the ARRIS virtualized management solution. Stofa's implementation of ARRIS technology demonstrates the promise of DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architectures in further enhancing the last mile of the cable network.

Jacob Zentio, CTO, Sofa
Our partnership with ARRIS enabled us to envision a long-term future for our cable network using DOCSIS 3.1 and R-PHY technology. Today, we're making history, pioneering a new era of Gigabit services using next-generation Distributed Access Architectures. 

Tom McLaughlin, SVP, EMEA Sales, ARRIS
Our ground-breaking collaboration is another example of how ARRIS is laying the foundation for a constantly connected world. In just seven months, Stofa is delivering Gigabit speeds and HD services to its subscribers; and it's positioned to deliver new, advanced services long into the future.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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