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A little over a year since its acquisition of Gainspeed, Nokia has publicly announced its newest products and solutions for next-gen cable access networks.


  • Distributed access architecture (DAA) is a key transformation in next-gen cable access networks. The outside plant (OSP) is a viable option that can now be utilized.
  • Nokia's recently announced fully virtualized CMTS (vCMTS) introduces the ability to apply SDN/NFV to run the CMTS anywhere in the network – inside the headend, out in the OSP, or in the node.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the new products and solutions for cable operators to develop and maximize fiber in their HFC networks.
  • Assesses the potential that Nokia's announcements have on the future of cable access networks.

Key questions answered

  • What effect will Nokia's recent announcements have on the cable access network industry now and in the future?
  • What is driving cable CSPs to adopt a virtualized distributed access architecture (vDAA)?

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  • Summary
  • DAA enables next-gen capabilities
  • Cable operators driven by both current and future bandwidth demands
  • vDAA creates multiple upgrade paths


  • Further reading
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