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 vDAA solution will also enable Altibox and Eidsiva Bredbånd to significantly reduce the number of hub offices, realizing significant real estate cost savings while simplifying network operations. By virtualizing the headend and network functions, Altibox effectively pushes the digital portion out to the node, ensuring a better signal quality and experience for subscribers.
Sandra Motley, President of Nokia’s Fixed Networks Business Group said, “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.”