Liberty Latin America deploys Vecima's DAA, Remote MACPHY gear for HFC networks

Jan. 25, 2022
Vecima helps Liberty Latin America streamline operations, re-use existing infrastructure, and significantly boost network capacity to deliver enhanced broadband services to its Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd. (C&W) consumer HFC networks.

Vecima Networks on Jan 24 announced that Liberty Latin America, a telecommunications company with operations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, is deploying the Vecima Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solution across its Cable & Wireless (C&W) consumer Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks to significantly increase the scale, capacity, and performance of those networks.

The partners note that, to cope with the escalating bandwidth demands of video, high-speed data services and business applications, cable operators are turning to software driven, all-IP DAA to increase the capacity of existing networks, reduce space, and power requirements, and improve signal quality. Fully distributed, virtualized DAA architectures are becoming essential for cable operators looking to rapidly deploy new services and cost-effectively upgrade their networks.

“Vecima’s DAA solution plays a critical role in helping us extend the reach and capacity of our network today with DOCSIS 3.0 and soon with DOCSIS 3.1,” said Rafael Buigas, Vice President, Mobile and Access Networks at Liberty Latin America. “Vecima’s unique approach to DAA gives us the tools we need to maximize investments, expand our network and deploy new ultra-broadband services that deliver the best possible experience for our customers.”

Liberty Latin America is deploying Vecima’s DAA solution, including the company's Entra Access Controller, Video Engine and SC-2D Remote MACPHY access nodes, across its properties.

With Vecima’s platform, Liberty Latin America can effectively reuse its existing IP/MPLS and video infrastructure to rapidly extend services into new areas and reduce new build and upgrade costs across the region.

Liberty Latin America is trialing DOCSIS 3.1 services in St. Vincent and Curaçao to take advantage of its DAA network fidelity to deliver significantly more bandwidth – both downstream and upstream – to customers.

“Cable operators around the world are beginning to build out next generation access networks leveraging DAA, as well as Remote MACPHY,” observed Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access & Home Networking at the Dell’Oro Group. “As more operators migrate toward DOCSIS 4.0 and high-split architectures, we expect to see an increasing reliance on Remote MACPHY technologies.”

Ryan Nicometo, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Video & Broadband Solutions at Vecima, concluded, “The deployment with Liberty Latin America highlights the growing momentum we continue to see for our DAA solution, which enables cable operators to simultaneously add network capacity and reduce Opex. With our solution, Liberty Latin America will be able to maximize its HFC network and efficiently enhance and extend services.” 

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