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 virtualised 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 virtualised access architecture that can support new, competitive Gigabit and multicast IPTV services over longer distances.
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 Q3 2019. Nokia’s vDAA solution can flexibly accommodate backhaul through Altibox’s existing IP/MPLS network, which will facilitate and expediate deployment.
Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell’Oro Group said: “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, said. DAA’s benefits are clear and operators are now beginning multi-year projects to modernise their HFC networks to compete for the next decade.”
Sandra Motley, President of Nokia’s Fixed Networks Business Group, said: “We are excited to be working with Altibox and its partner Eidsiva Bredbånd to build a flexible and powerful network that can deliver the additional capacity and reach they need to meet rising customer demand for ultra-broadband services. 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. This deployment demonstrates the continued momentum we see for our Gainspeed Unified Cable Access solution in Europe.”