Gainspeed’s Virtual CCAP Ecosystem
As demand for high-speed data continues to grow at a radical pace and consumers increasingly turn to OTT for video entertainment, cable operators are compelled to quickly innovate and modernize their networks to meet their commercial and residential services customers’ demands.
Gainspeed is working with other technology leaders to create a Virtual CCAP Ecosystem that efficiently delivers unprecedented network capacity and accelerates the cable network’s migration to an All-IP architecture.
Virtual CCAP is built from the ground up as a distributed, open architecture leveraging the latest in communications technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enabling cable operators to maximize operational efficiencies, lower costs and rapidly introduce new services to the market.
Juniper Networks (JNPR) is the industry leader in network innovation. Juniper tackles all aspects of the network – across routing, switching and security – to help solve customers’ toughest challenges, enabling them to build a bridge to the future. Gainspeed and Juniper are working together to virtualize the cable headend by disaggregating the CMTS – centralizing control in the cloud and distributing processing to the edge of the network. Together with Juniper, Gainspeed fully virtualizes the CMTS functions, enabling cable providers to dramatically decrease the cost of adding capacity to the network and minimize space and power requirements in the headend.
Technicolor (TCH / TCLRY) is a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, and at the forefront of digital innovation. Technicolor offers a complete set of customizable and flexible modems and gateways delivering seamless connectivity, reliable high-speed access, advanced voice functionality and value-added services for both residential and business segments. Technicolor is working together with Gainspeed to deliver a high-quality, integrated and interoperable solution with support for DOCSIS 3.0, EuroDOCSIS and DOCSIS 3.1. Technicolor’s and Gainspeed’s efforts will help cable operators improve their broadband service offerings and quickly deploy reliable gigabit services over coax at the customer premise.
CommScope (COMM) is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. CommScope supplies the MSO industry with innovative intelligent edge and next-generation access solutions. These solutions support a more cost-effective deployment of existing services while enabling a seamless transition to native IP. Gainspeed and CommScope are collaborating to structure a virtualized CCAP solution that takes advantage of CommScope’s solution to deliver an “all-digital” hub architecture. While minimizing space and power requirements, CommScope’s solution scales existing video services and eases the transition to IP-based video services.
JDSU (JDSU) is the leading provider of test and measurement solutions for the cable industry. Gainspeed and JDSU both recognize that the cable industry will see enormous changes as it pushes IP and Ethernet deeper into the network and migrates to an All-IP network. The companies are working together to virtualize cable test. Gainspeed and JDSU are jointly developing service management tools that simplify how MSOs manage, maintain and troubleshoot their networks, as well as enhance how new services and network devices are deployed.
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