Cable Technology Feature Article
Calix Aids Swedish Cable Operator with Advanced Broadband Services
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Köpings Kabel-TV AB, Swedish based cable TV operator delivering services across its widely distributed cable network throughout the city of Köping and the surrounding communities, has recently picked Calix (News - Alert) Unified Access solutions to offer advanced broadband services to its subscribers.
The new deployment will enable 10,000 subscribers of Köpings Kabel to take advantage of gigabit passive optical network (GPON), point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE), and digital subscriber line (DSL), across both fiber and copper.
Daniel Nordqvist, chief technology officer of Köpings Kabel said that they realized that their existing platform could not scale to meet these demands, so they looked to Calix to provide them with a portfolio approach.
The Calix B6 and the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) will provide Köpings Kabel with the ability to grow as their customer base grows, and to migrate from GPON and DSL to point-two-point GE as the market demands.
“As the broadband demands of our subscribers continued to grow in our community, we wanted to be able to take advantage of our existing cable ducting infrastructure to provide a wider range of services including ultra high-speed data, reliable voice, and advanced broadband TV services as well as our traditional channels,” said Nordqvist.
In addition, Köpings Kabel will also be using Calix’s B6 Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs). The B6/700GE solution offers flexible mix of technology options to efficiently and effectively meet ever-changing services and bandwidth requirements.
All these new deployments will help Köpings Kabel to operate a single network over a unified access platform combining GPON, point-to-point GE, and DSL technologies to deliver advanced broadband services.
The company will even use the fiber access technologies to serve most premises and DSL solutions over copper will be utilised for multiple dwelling units (MDUs), where fiber will be deployed to the building and services can then be relayed onwards via existing in-building copper infrastructure.
In other news, two Missouri electric cooperatives, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and United Electric Cooperative, will be introducing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) by leveraging the Calix Unified Access portfolio. Now more than 27,000 homes and businesses in Tipton, Maryville and surrounding regions will be offered superior broadband services.
Edited by Jennifer Russell