Casa Systems and Nokia both unveil virtual CCAP at SCTE

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Nokia headquarters

Count Casa Systems and Nokia among the tech companies introducing new virtualized CCAP at the SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo this week. 

After buying Gainspeed in June, Nokia will unveil a virtualized version of Converged Cable Access Platform that includes support for HFC- and PON-delivered services

With IP video and gaming helping drive a 40-60 percent average annual compound growth in data capacity requirements for cable networks originally intended for analog video, Nokia’s solution pushes cable-specific functions out to access nodes close to the subscriber, while centralizing control and management. This approach reduces the costs of traditional cable architectures by eliminating the CCAP as a physical box and replacing the analog optical transmission with 10Gbps Ethernet.

"The cable industry is at a crossroads and facing change at a level it has never seen before,” said Jeff White, head of business development and strategy for cable in Nokia's Fixed Networks business group. “The current way of building cable networks simply will not scale to meet the tidal wave of IP video and high-speed data demands faced by cable operators. We're helping operators add capacity, greatly simplify the network operations and prepare for an all-fiber, all-IP network."

Meanwhile, leveraging Casa’s Axyom software architecture, the company’s virtual CCAP joins Casa’s suite of Wi-Fi and 4G /5G mobile products currently in the market today. The Axyom architecture provides a common security framework that allows independent scaling of control and data plane functions.

"This milestone continues to advance our ultra-broadband vision, allowing service providers to maximize the full benefits of our path to virtualization such as multi-gigabit speeds, lower TCO and enhanced subscriber QoE,” said Jerry Guo, CEO of Casa Systems.

Both CCAP solutions will be demonstrated at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers annual Cable-Tec Expo, which is occurring this week in Philadelphia. 

For more:
- read the press release Casa
- read this Nokia press release

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