To bring the gigaband service to fruition, TDC has embarked on a project with Huawei Europe and Skyline Communications.
“We can see our traffic is going up as are our customers. We needed to shift our cost base so instead of using money on segmentation were putting it into DOCSIS 3.1 and increasing the capacity,” he explained to delegates at Cable Congress 2016 in the Polish capital Warsaw.
A 1,000 home trial just outside of Copenhagen has been increased by another 10,000 ahead of a full commercial launch in September.
“We’re challenged by fibre companies playing the 1 gig speed game, but by introducing fibre to half of Danish households were getting out of the speed trap,” he said.
Along the way everything from plant to street furniture is being marked with geocodes, barcodes and apps, providing improved documentation, and encouraging smarter working from the company’s engineers.
Mads Arnbjoern Rasmussen, CTO, fixed broadband and video, Huawei Europe explained MSO video could provide the technology for a commercial 4K service within DOCSIS 3.1. “The software today only does two downstream blocks, but with a software upgrade this can be increased to the five blocks necessary for 4K”.
The system is being watched over by the Dataminer quality management service. Steven Soenens, product marketing director of Skyline Communications which manages the service says a single set of data to one platform is important.