Challenges of video delivery – Shift to distributed access

Cable operators are enhancing their networks as consumers seek higher broadband speeds due to the attractive services available upon the IP layer. The R-PHY-based distributed architecture might be a tempting alternative for operators eager to take a quantum leap and build networks having substantially higher capacity. But how can cable television operators shift to R-PHY-based distributed access architectures cost effectively while still needing to run old legacy systems during and perhaps even after the transformation?

Our white paper targets cable television executives, network architects, DOCSIS specialists, and people who keep linear television services running in the network during and even after the big shift to distributed access networks. The paper focuses on European challenges, but most of the solutions are valid in North America as well. However, we do not discuss Switched Digital Video, as its importance in Europe is negligible.

We hope that the paper will provide new ideas for every reader! You can downloand it here.