The deployment give the Danish TV to broadband provider the ability to run multi-Gigabit services.
The upgrade places ARRIS R-PHY nodes to deliver Gigabit service across Stofa’s footprint in Aarhus, Denmark. The new architecture is backwards-compatible and delivers both video and broadband services from a unified platform, providing important capex and opex savings.
“Our partnership with ARRIS enabled us to envision a long-term future for our cable network using DOCSIS 3.1 and R-PHY technology,” said Jacob Zentio, CTO at Stofa. “Today, we’re making history, pioneering a new era of Gigabit services using next-generation Distributed Access Architectures.”
ARRIS’s R-PHY technology enables Stofa to virtualise and decentralise headend functions and elements of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) physical layer—enabling the more efficient use of network media as well as service speeds of 1Gbps and beyond. After trialling the technology, Stofa tapped its close partnership with ARRIS to complete the cutting-edge network transformation in Aarhus in seven months.
“Stofa shares our vision for building networks of the future, and we’re proud of our work together to pioneer one of the world’s largest, most powerful R-PHY networks,” said Tom McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, EMEA Sales at ARRIS. “Our ground-breaking collaboration is another example of how ARRIS is laying the foundation for a constantly connected world. In just seven months, Stofa is delivering Gigabit speeds and HD services to its subscribers; and it’s positioned to deliver new, advanced services long into the future.”
The R-PHY deployment in Aarhus is the result of an ongoing strategic collaboration between Stofa and ARRIS to enable Gigabit broadband, Ultra HD TV, streaming, and digital services across all of Stofa’s sites in Denmark.