Stofa wears Cisco CCAP

January 21, 2014 10.52 Europe/London By Julian Clover

StofaDanish cablenet has become the first operator in Europe to deploy Cisco’s Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution, the technology company has announced.

CCAP will enable the 600,000-subscriber network to simultaneously handle video on demand (VOD) and high-speed broadband traffic within the same access platform. Cisco says such deployments help reduce operational costs.

“By simply upgrading to the latest Cisco ubr10K and RFGW10 modules, we are able to double our access capacity, simplify our operations and reduce the rack space and power consumption significantly,” says Thomas Helbo, CTO, Stofa.

The initial integration took place in autumn 2013. Stofa is now looking to use its newly released capacity to look at 4K services.

“This is a milestone for European cable. With the first European deployment of video and data convergence based on Cisco’s CCAP platform, we are proud to be working with Stofa to enable them to innovate and be more competitive. Building on our long-standing relationship with Stofa, this initiative will enable them to take their infrastructure to the next level and better prepare for future consumer demands.” says Yves Padrines, vice president, Service Provider Video, EMEAR, Cisco.

Stofa has installed the Cisco uBR10012 CMTS with 3G60, PRE5, 3G-SPA and the RFGW10 Universal Edge QAM.