Danish TV and broadband provider Stofa picked ARRIS to help it deliver gigabit broadband speeds and enhanced services, including streaming UHD TV and apps, based on DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
Stofa selected ARRIS for its "ability to understand the whole network structure that Stofa is sat on today, asking excellent technical questions that allowed ARRIS to come with the most precise plan," Ole Fruekilde, CEO of Stofa, told UBB2020. Arris also was "great at listening to and responding to feedback," he said.
While ultra-fast speeds will mean customers eventually must change their routers, that process will be phased as higher speeds become available, said Jeroen Putzeys, regional vice president of Cable Broadband and Access at ARRIS, in an interview.
The solution takes advantage of the latest hardware innovations to provide high-performance edge computing along with advanced analytics technologies, including the latest generation of ARRIS's E6000 Converged Edge Router and the ARRIS NC2000 nodes with RemotePHY (R-PHY) module to support DOCSIS 3.1, Stofa said.
Stofa will use ARRIS's ServAssure analytics suit, which Putzeys claimed "will enable Stofa to monitor the health of its network in real time, optimize performance and quickly resolve outages and prevent them from happening in the first place."
"It is an investment for the next ten years," Fruekilde added, saying it is a major process technically. "If you look at a street cabinet, the only thing that’s going to be left will be the cabinet -- and there are 120,000 cabinets."
In choosing DOCSIS3.1 over other technologies, he commented: "Compared to delivering the same quality of service, it is much cheaper for us to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 than any other tech solution."
Disaggregration and standardization help optical network vendors advance their technologies while keeping costs in check – a big trend and topic of discussion during NGON & DCI World at the Acropolis in Nice.
Over the last six years, video demand has surged but NBN's investment in fiber, FTTC and DOCSIS 3.1 allowed the national Australian wholesaler to keep up with today's – and future – needs, CTO Ray Owen told a Broadband World Forum audience.
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