CCAP


Harmonic secures virtualised cable access patent

Technology outfit Harmonic has secured what it describes as a key patent for its CableOS virtualised cable access technology. Harmonic has been awarded Patent Number 10,020,962 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) Core. The patent describes virtualisation of the traditionally hardware-based CCAP technology that is key […]

Harmonic to highlight virtualised CCAP

Harmonic will use ANGA COM to highlight software-based solutions to support operators’ deployment of multiscreen services and higher resolution channels with high-speed gigabit networks designed to accommodate the launch of competitive triple-play offerings. The company will showcase its Virtualised CCAP Solution to enable cable operators’ transition to Gigabit capacity. Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised CCAP solution features […]

Nokia buys Gainspeed in cable market push

Nokia is acquiring Gainspeed, a US-based start-up that specialises in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solutions for the cable industry. Gainspeed’s Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution would “strategically diversify Nokia’s product portfolio for cable access customers” and expand Nokia’s footprint in this market, the company said in a statement. Upon closing of the deal, […]

Cisco to highlight IP networks, Gigabit services and cloud TV

Cisco will use ANGA COM to highlight IP network transformation, Gigabit services, cloud-powered video, service agility and security. Cisco will use the show to highlight the cBR-8, described by the company as the industry’s first DOCSIS 3.1/CCAP platform, already deployed with 90 operators on three continents. The platform delivers throughput of 10 Gigabits per second […]

Quickline completes video validation of Cisco CCAP device

Switzerland-based cable operator group Quickline has completed validation of CCAP video on cBR-8, and has launched live services with the platform, according to Cisco. Cisco’s cBR-8 converged cable access platform is being used by Quickline to enable 21 operators to provide entertainment services for 400,000 customers. Cisco launched the converged broadband access headend platform at […]

Turksat chooses Arris for CCAP edge router

Turkish cable operator Turksat has chosen Arris to supply its E6000 CCAP converged edge router to prepare for future IP interactive and high-speed broadband services. Turksast chose the E6000 both to support today’s CMTS requirements and to support its strategic transition to the CCAP infrastructure, according to Arris. The E6000 CER will enable the operator […]

Cablelabs to release new distributed DOCSIS specs

Cable standards organisation Cablelabs is to release new specifications for distributed DOCSIS implementations over the summer, according to Karthik Sundaresan, principal architect. In a blog posting, Sundaresan said that Cablelabs plans to release technical reports and specifications for different distributed CCAP architectures including Remote PHY and Remote MAC-PHY over the coming weeks. Cablelabs has already […]

Harmonic and WISI partner on cable access solutions

Video infrastructure firm Harmonic and TV and broadband technology firm WISI Communications are partnering to provide “next-generation cable access solutions.” The deal will see the firms develop products that let cable operators to keep pace with business and industry requirements like CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture with digital fibre transport. The pair said […]

Harmonic to demo UHD delivery using CCAP system

Harmonic will demonstrate Ultra High Definition (UHD) video delivery over cable, using its NSG Exo distributed CCAP system, at ANGA COM this year. The video delivery infrastructure firm’s NSG Exo system is a cable edge device for delivering video, data and voice services over coax. “NSG Exo moves a service provider’s RF requirements out of […]

Comcast unveils DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with advanced capabilities

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled its own home-built DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and said it will go into production this year ahead of deployment in 2016. Comcast, which has been a driving force behind development of a number of the cable industry’s next-generation technologies, including the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and the RDK […]