ARRIS has announced that Australia’s National Broadband Network has begun rolling out ARRIS’s technology solutions for its nationwide launch of DOCSIS 3.1. This network expansion builds capacity to support the country’s current and future broadband services.
ARRIS and NBN will bring DOCSIS 3.1 to three million premises in major Australian cities by 2020. The evolution of DOCSIS and the HFC network provides a cost-effective way to scale the expansive broadband network. The ARRIS technology solutions offer an evolutionary framework to serve Australia’s growing connectivity needs. The solutions double the network’s capacity today while enabling multi-gigabit, Full Duplex DOCSIS and advanced network innovation for future decades.
NBN Co selected ARRIS for its DOCSIS 3.1 expertise. ARRIS is one of the standard’s primary authors and continues to guide its development. Additionally, ARRIS is a leader in deploying DOCSIS 3.1 networks around the world. ARRIS and NBN Co also successfully collaborated to deploy the nbn broadband access network’s existing DOCSIS 3.0 HFC cable infrastructure, giving ARRIS a unique understanding of the provider’s network.
“NBN Co has worked hard on the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 onto the HFC network and we are very proud to be able to launch the technology onto the network with our HFC technology partner ARRIS,” said Ray Owen, Chief Technology Officer at NBN Co. “This is another example of NBN Co using world-leading technology to deliver a better experience for Australians on the nbn broadband access network. DOCSIS 3.1 will not only double the capacity of the NBN Co HFC network, but it will also help us deliver a more stable and resilient service for end-users with the advanced technologies that it uses.”
“We’ve partnered closely with NBN Co to reach its goal of achieving universal connectivity through a scalable network architecture. The launch of its DOCSIS 3.1 initiative is an important milestone that will benefit all end-users on the nbn network,” said Dan Whalen, President, Network & Cloud, ARRIS. “Our collaboration continues to demonstrate that HFC has a strong future. The DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade underscores the network’s extensibility in meeting today’s demand for additional capacity and new services. We will work with NBN Co to leverage this advanced network infrastructure to enable Australia’s digital future.”
Ray Owen, Chief Technology Officer at NBN Co, said: “NBN Co has worked hard on the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 onto the HFC network and we are very proud to be able to launch the technology onto the network.
“This is another example of NBN Co using cutting edge technology to help deliver a better experience for Australians on the nbn broadband access network.
“Although DOCSIS 3.1 does enable higher speeds on HFC networks that is not our core focus at this present time.
“From an NBN Co point of view DOCSIS 3.1 will help us increase capacity on the HFC network far more efficiently than conducting new optical node splits which will, in turn, free up construction resources elsewhere to complete the network build by 2020.
“In addition, we also look forward to the benefits that DOCSIS 3.1 will help bring on the operational side of the network in delivering a more stable and resilient network for end-users.”