Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) said it has announced the virtual converged cable access platform (Virtual CCAP), a solution from its collaboration with Gainspeed that will enable cable operators to 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 fibre 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.
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