Liberty Global is to trial Teleste’s Distributed Access Architecture to support its growing GIGAbit network, the Finnish technology company has confirmed.
Already deployed in Coventry and Warrington in the UK, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) is now being rolled out in Baguley, UK. DAA is a new way of building DOCSIS networks and is being trailed to allow the Data Core and Edge Devices to bring data and video services to Liberty Global customers in a real operational environment at speeds of over 1Gbps.
“In today’s rapidly changing competitive landscape, it is vital that Liberty Global continues to deploy new and innovative solutions to ensure network continuity and ever increasing bandwidth capacity for our customers. We are pleased to be working with Teleste in our deployment of Distributed Access Architecture, they have enabled us to continue to be at the forefront of network development,” said Colin Buechner, chief network officer, Liberty Global.
“Teleste is proud to support Liberty Global with their first European deployment of Distributed Access Architecture,” added said Hanno Narjus, Senior VP Teleste Networks. “After working closely with Virgin Media and its partners over the last year, it is satisfying to see this new technology successfully deployed and providing new opportunities and bandwidth within the existing HFC Network.”
Over the last 12 months, Teleste has worked closely with engineering teams from both Liberty and Virgin Media to fully integrate the technology which is designed to improve the performance of Liberty Global’s Access network – the network used in the last mile between technical facilities and customers’ homes. It is powered by CIN (Converged Interconnect Network) technology which digitises the Access network and will replace traditional analogue transmission in this space.