Stofa takes first step to convergence with Cisco Converged Cable Access
Editor | 22-01-2014

Danish broadband and cable TV provider Stofa has revealed that Cisco has provided the technological basis of its all IP next-generation service platform.

Boasting over 600,000 customers, Stofa claims to be the first European cable operator to converge digital video and data on a common access infrastructure as a step towards an all-IP service architecture.

To achieve its objective, Stofa has deployed Cisco's Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution, enabling it to simultaneously handle video-on-demand (VOD) and high speed broadband traffic within the same access platform.

With the new solution operational, Stofa aims to reduce operational costs, double subscriber broadband speeds and develop innovative services, such as 4KTV. Taking into account CCAP-customer evaluations and other market factors, Stofa will decide whether to potentially let digital TV replace what it calls regular flow TV, which today exists as a parallel technology within Stofa and competing companies in Denmark.

"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," explained Thomas Helbo, CTO, Stofa. "Cisco is a long-term trusted partner of Stofa for the last 15 years. They are our provider of IP solutions from the core network to our cable access network ...with Torben Drews, project manager at our side, we managed to efficiently deploy this solution according to our business requirements."