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TDC taps Vlavi for DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade

TDCDenmark’s TDC Group has tapped Vlavi – formerly JDSU – to provide field-testing equipment for the upgrade of its network to support DOCSIS 3.1 services.

Vlavi will provide its OneExpert ONX-620 CATV signal analysis meter as the core of the field test platform to support a nationwide upgrade of TDC’s HFC cable network, which provides services under the YouSee brand.

TDC Group is upgrading its entire HFC network to support the new downstream extended frequency ranges defined in the DOCSIS 3.1 specification.

The company has scheduled its upgrade for the remainder of this year and 2017, with a plan to limit the period during which subscribers’ services are disrupted to a minimum, according to Vlavi.

The ONX-620 includes an embedded DOCSIS 3.1 modem for full 3.1 service testing up to 1 Gbps]DOCSIS 3.0 with 32×8 bonding capability and software upgradable to DOCSIS 3.1, according to Vlavi.