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Liberty Global trialling Distributed Access Architecture with Teleste

Liberty Global is to trial broadband technology specialist Teleste’s Distributed Access Architecture tech to support its GIGAbit network.

Already used successfully in Coventry and Warrington in the UK, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) is now being rolled out in Baguley in the UK.

DAA, which represents a new way of configuring DOCSIS networks, is being trialled to allow data core and edge devices to bring data and video services to Liberty Global customers in a real operational environment at speeds of over 1Gbps according to Teleste.

Teleste has worked closely with the engineering teams of both Liberty and its UK unit Virgin Media over the last 12 months to integrate the technology which is designed to improve the performance of Liberty Global’s Access network.

The technology delivers more capacity efficiency, allowing Liberty Global to deliver wide-scale Gigabit speeds quickly and more cost effectively, according to the company. It is powered by CIN (Converged Interconnect Network) technology that digitises the access network, and will replace traditional analogue transmission in this space.  CIN will also support growing B2B services, mobile backhaul and 5G, and will be a key enabler in Liberty Global’s fixed-mobile convergence play, according to the pair.

“In today’s rapidly changing competitive landscape, it is vital that Liberty Global continues to deploy new and innovative solutions to ensure network continuity and ever increasing bandwidth capacity for our customers. We are pleased to be working with Teleste  in our deployment of  Distributed Access Architecture, they have enabled us to continue to be at the forefront of network development,” said Colin Buechner, chief network officer, Liberty Global.