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Stofa set for ‘biggest-ever’ transformation project

Responding to competitive challenges, Danish TV and Internet service provider Stofa is to undertake what CEO Ole Fruekilde describes as it biggest-ever project centring on a full technology migration across all Stofa’s sites in Denmark.

It has selected ARRIS to transform its cable broadband network to deliver gigabit broadband speeds and new, enhanced services including future Ultra HD TV channels, streaming and digital services.

The strategic collaboration between Stofa and ARRIS. ARRIS is delivering a new headend-to-home network solution – leveraging ARRIS’s DOCSIS 3.1 technology and distributed architecture to increase network capacity, achieve operational efficiencies, and deliver faster speeds and next-generation services to subscribers.

The new network has been designed with a R-PHY- based distributed architecture, enabling Stofa to provide much greater network capacity while reducing network complexity resulting in both operational and capital expenditure benefits.

“We looked at ARRIS to implement a cutting-edge network solution, quickly and at scale,” commented Fruekilde, who said that with ARRIS, the pair was deploying a solution that will enable Stofa to give its customers the fastest speeds and latest entertainment experiences while maintaining its strong position in the Danish market for years to come. “We’re making an investment that is huge, we’re changing several thousands of components, but it’s still cheaper than other deployment options.”

Separately, Finnish broadband networking specialist Teleste has signed a frame agreement with Stofa to deliver the next generation network products and services for Stofa’s cable network. The agreement is a continuation of a long product-related cooperation between Teleste and Stofa, which is now being extended with detailed network design services. The value of the two-year agreement is expected to exceed €7 million.

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