New Joint Solution Enables Cable Operators to Seamlessly Transition to an All-IP Environment While Preserving Capital Costs With a High-IQ Network
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - (The Cable Show 2014) -- Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced the Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (Virtual CCAP), a groundbreaking solution from its collaboration with Gainspeed, a disruptive innovator focused on redefining how cable networks are built that will enable cable operators to readily address growing consumer demand for data services over cable networks. Through the integration of Gainspeed's technology with Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers and EX Series Switches, the new Virtual CCAP solution will allow cable operators to better automate and scale their edge/access network infrastructure while creating a platform for new cloud-based services for their residential and commercial subscribers, all at a dramatically lower cost point.
The cable industry continues to face escalating capacity requirements driven by massive growth in high bandwidth, narrowcast traffic, such as video-on-demand and high-speed data, while migration to IP video delivery and the need for faster service deployment are putting pressure on traditional business models. The current hybrid fiber coax (HFC) and headend architectures are restricting capacity, hindering the roll out of new service offerings, slowing deployment velocity and limiting revenue potential. These legacy architectures are not only straining cable multi-system operator (MSO) CAPEX budgets, but are also putting huge demands on their facilities in terms of power, cooling and space.
Additionally, the current access network infrastructure protocol for IP transport known as the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) will no longer be used just for high-speed data, but will be the foundation for all services delivered to homes and businesses. This transformation is forcing cable operators to evaluate how best to provide new all DOCSIS-based services while taking advantage of trends in modern computing and networking.
Gainspeed, backed by Juniper Networks Strategic Investments, can deliver a next-generation cable platform that will address the limitations of today's cable networks in a simple and cost-effective manner.
The Juniper Networks and Gainspeed integrated Virtual CCAP solution will allow cable operators to gracefully and pragmatically deliver nearly a 10 times increase in scale and data capacity, while enabling new revenue and service models by leveraging advances in modern silicon, systems packaging, cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN) by:
- Reducing the total cost of capacity by as much as 67 percent, as compared to existing solutions by alleviating power, space and cooling constraints on existing facilities and eliminating physical cable modem termination system (CMTS) platforms
- Enabling increased automation of the overall Cable MSO network, and specifically the edge/access infrastructure, as it will allow for the seamless transition to an all IP, all-DOCSIS environment
- Providing greater scale of edge/access networks by allowing Cable MSOs to leverage the full potential of the MX Series 3D Universal edge routing platforms, which can scale to 34Tbps at the network edge
- Leveraging DOCSIS to deliver more than just high-speed data, thus opening up a host of revenue opportunities for operators such as commercial VPNs, WiFi backhaul, small-cell backhaul, and carrier-grade MPLS services
To assist customers with the transition to highly customizable networks, Juniper Networks offers a full range of professional services. These include assessment, planning and migration services to support customers with roadmap development, design, deployment and integration with their existing operations.
"We are excited to see innovation in our DOCSIS edge and pleased to see a networking partner like Juniper working with an innovative company like Gainspeed to help bring this forward."
-Sam Chernak, senior vice president of network architecture, Comcast
"The rapid transition to IP-based video services has turned the cable industry on its head. Cost effectively delivering new IP-based services will require new and innovative approaches. We're excited to be working with Juniper Networks and Gainspeed. Their new Virtual CCAP solution promises to revolutionize the network and enable an accelerated migration to IP."
-Cash Hagen, chief technology officer, WOW!
"Juniper Networks is a highly regarded industry leader and innovator, and Gainspeed is thrilled to have them as a strategic partner. Together, Juniper and Gainspeed will deliver Virtual CCAP -- a next-generation converged access platform that will reduce capital and operating costs by up to 67 percent compared to current solutions and ready cable networks for the inevitable all-IP future."
-Shlomo Rakib, chief technology officer, Gainspeed
"The world of the MSO is undergoing a radical shift due to advances in technology, changes in consumer behaviors and the insatiable demand for bandwidth and data services. As a result, they are seeking ways to maximize their network resources, while priming their infrastructures to deliver new, high-value customizable services to their customers. Juniper Networks is excited to be partnering with Gainspeed to enable Cable MSOs to cost-effectively deploy High-IQ networks that can quickly adapt and scale to deliver the services and applications Cable MSOs need when they want them, without a forklift approach."
-Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of strategy and marketing, Juniper Networks
- To learn more about Juniper's new offerings for service providers, visit www.juniper.net/automate-scale-create
- Blog: Modernizing Cable Access - The Promise and Potential of High-IQ, Cloud and Disruptive Innovation to the Cable Industry by Andy Smith
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