VICTORIA, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) today announced a demonstration of 8.9 Gbps downstream and 6.2 Gbps upstream in a multi-vendor real-world network environment at the recent ” CableLabs® 10G Showcase: Experience the Transformation” in Denver, Colorado. Vecima’s Entra EN8400 Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) node was used for the demonstration, which was attended by key industry leaders and technology decision makers.
The demo was built using a next-generation DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) for remote MACPHY devices (RMDs) along with 1.8 GHz amplifiers and sockets from industry partners. For the demonstration, which was supported by a North American Tier 1 service provider, a realistic cascade of four amplifiers was built, representing approximately one mile of cable installation. Vecima’s DOCSIS 4.0 technology will be available in the Entra EN8400 DAA node, the Entra EN9000 GAP (Generic Access Platform) node, as well as other non-Vecima node platforms that support DOCSIS 4.0 technology. The EN8400 and EN9000 nodes were highlighted at the CableLabs event.
“CableLabs and its members and suppliers continue to demonstrate that DOCSIS 4.0 technology can deliver massive capacity with incremental upgrades to existing HFC plant,” said Curtis Knittle, vice president of Wired Technologies at CableLabs. “This is a natural and cost-effective network upgrade.
“We are seeing performance with DOCSIS 4.0 technology that exceeds what is possible with 10G PON, and this paves the way for cable operators to deliver true 10G service using high-speed DOCSIS 4.0 FDD,” said Colin. Howlett, chief technology officer at Vécima. “By building on the existing FDD approach and extending downstream and upstream to higher frequencies, network capacity can be increased through the existing amplifier cascade without changing amplifier spacings.”
“While each carrier is evolving at a different pace, DOCSIS 4.0 technology is here, and proven to deliver 10G speeds over existing HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) networks,” said Ryan Nicometo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Broadband at Vecima. Solution Segment. “Operators can make the most of this opportunity to scale their networks by working now with vendors to anticipate their technology planning cycles. The good news is that we believe the transition to DOCSIS 4.0 technology is simple, cost-effective, and brings unmatched capability.
The Vecima Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) product portfolio, recently recognized by Dell’Oro Group as the North American market leader for Remote MACPHY and 10G-EPON Remote OLT solutions, is being deployed by operators around the world. With full support for all next-generation cable access technologies, high-value legacy services, and proven industry-leading interoperability, tomorrow’s networks can be deployed today without compromise. Learn more about vecima.com/solutions/distributed-access.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is at the forefront of the global evolution towards the content-rich multi-gigabit networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and anywhere people live. people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver breakthrough speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers. Learn more about vecima.com.