Altibox Deploys Nokia's vDAA Solution to Deliver Enhanced All-IP-based Ultra-broadband Services

Altibox Deploys Nokia's vDAA Solution to Deliver Enhanced All-IP-based Ultra-broadband Services Image Credit: Nokia

Altibox, one of the largest regional telecommunication operators in Norway and Denmark, will deploy Nokia's 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. 

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. 

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.

Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell'Oru Group
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.

Sandra Motley, President of Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group
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.

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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