Each FTTH network operator provides its service based on a slightly different model. Regardless of the specific model in use, each relies on the parameters of p-bit fields and VLAN numbers as the fundamental criteria for the classification and prioritization of traffic sent to and from the end user. The need for comprehensive device validation […]
Mateusz Sulikowski, CEO of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES, engaged recently in a dialogue with a representative from Telco Titans. The dialogue focused on adopting a multi-vendor approach to attain scalability and operational efficiency in fibre networks, delved into challenges associated with automation, and highlighted the crucial significance of maintaining stability in access networks.
The expanded laboratory boasts support for a range of advanced access technologies, including XGS-PON and Software Defined Networks (SDN). With these capabilities, VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES is at the forefront of the industry, empowering telecommunication operators and service providers to stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional services to their customers. One of the key advancements in the facility is the introduction of end-customer device test automation. By automating the testing process, VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES significantly increases the throughput of the laboratory and reduces testing time, all while maintaining the highest standards of quality and thoroughness in execution. This enhancement not only expedites product development but also ensures the seamless integration of new technologies into existing networks. “We are excited to take a giant leap forward in the development and testing of access network technologies,” said Mateusz Sulikowski, CEO of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES. “Our expanded Access Network Test Facility enables us to partner more effectively with the world’s largest telecommunications operators and communication service providers, supporting their efforts in delivering cutting-edge services to their customers.” The laboratory has established long-term contracts with industry giants, such as Liberty Global, Virgin Media O2, Telenet, and other Tier 1 operators from Europe and the US. This allows VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES to establish remote connections directly to their systems and networks through secure VPN tunnels. As a result, the facility can replicate clients’ network environments, enabling the testing of devices under identical conditions and with the same services as those experienced in the actual operator’s network. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES remains committed to driving innovation in the telecommunications industry through its Access Network Test Facility. The company’s dedication to providing the latest technologies and services has cemented its position as a trusted partner for the world’s leading telecommunications operators and service providers.
Customer profile A leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving tens of millions of customers in the US. Through an advanced communication network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services.
VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES leverages Intraway’s Symphonica automation platform for their current and future customers, enabling CSPs to reduce manual tasks, eliminate human errors, and improve Quality of Experience while reducing operating expenses and lifecycle management costs. This comprehensive solution supports most API protocols in market standards, having over 90 southbound connectors and over 15 northbound integrations available in its library. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES, using its experience and competence in the field of access network technologies, will be able to efficiently implement and provide the Symphonica automation platform’s maintenance services to CSPs worldwide. “Implementing automation and orchestration systems into a CSP’s environment is a complex process that requires extensive network technology expertise on the one hand, and a comprehensive and reliable solution that fits into any network environment on the other,” said Paweł Plato, Sales Engineering Director in VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES. “That’s why we chose to partner with Intraway, whose Symphonica impresses with its versatile API library supporting most market standards and has already been introduced in many networks. With this partnership, we are able to provide seamless integration with network systems, bringing significant benefits to our customers.” “VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES has proven to be a valuable Partner for Intraway. They have invested significant time and engineering resources to understand Symphonica and build innovative solutions around it,” said Mark Abolafia, SVP, Global Channel Program at Intraway. “We’re looking forward to building a strong business together.” VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES can already boast of the newly tailored automation and orchestration offer with Intraway’s Symphonica as a heart of processes in a network environment that is already arousing the interest of their customers. The state-of-the-art solution will be presented to a wide audience at the FTTH Conference in Madrid on 18–20 April, where both companies will showcase an engaging demo that interactively demonstrates the Symphonica operation process to the visitors.
The global GPON market is expected to grow at an annual rate of about 10% over the next 10 years, driven by broadband initiatives, for example, undertaken by government agencies. Currently, operators are gradually deploying a new version of the XGS-PON standard in parallel with the older GPON solutions still present in their networks, while considering future-proof concepts such as NG-PON2. Providers face challenges in ensuring supply chain continuity for today’s deployments and future needs for the evolving xPON access and the diverse new use-cases and business models. In response to these challenges, many Communications Service Providers are adopting a multi-vendor strategy, moving away from the model of a single homogeneous network containing equipment from a single provider with full responsibility for the correctness of all their functionality. In particular, the wholesale service providers’ sales model assumes that the OLT they use must work together with ONT subscriber equipment selected by the retail operators concerned, which may come from many different suppliers.
Customer profile One of the largest providers of broadband internet, digital television, telephony, and mobile services in Poland. To maintain their competitive advantage and to meet clients’ increasing needs for bandwidth they are obliged to continuously introduce state-of-the-art broadband technology.
Customer profile One of Europe’s largest and most reliable mobile operator with a broadband network offering the fastest broadband services available. The customer has 49.3 million broadband, mobile, TV and home phone connections. The fixed network currently passes 15.9 million premises along with the mobile network, which covers 99% of the country’s population with 4G services, and more than 600 towns and cities with 5G services.
Customer profile A leading provider of triple-play services operating in the Benelux. Considering the impressive base of over 1.5 million fixed broadband and 2.5 million mobile subscribers, it constantly improves its network based on the latest telecommunication technologies.
Companies’ Interoperable Solution Leverages Industry-leading Distributed Access Architecture Victoria, B.C. (May 17, 2021) – Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, continues the rollout of Remote PHY (R-PHY) technology in Europe, with the support of Vector Technologies and Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM). The […]
Every day, Multiple System Operators run hundreds of operations in their HFC networks in order to fulfil rapid growth in the demand for faster and more reliable network connections. According to Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth, users’ need for bandwidth grows by 50% per year. Not surprisingly, cable operators are striving to harness the power […]
BE ABLE TO HELP: The VECTOR Group funds the purchase of a ventilator for Szpitale Pomorskie (Pomeranian Hospitals) and supports the fight against COVID-19. Solidarity and active operations within the meaning of social responsibility are very important, and at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, they assume a particular significance. Together with the VECTOR Group, […]
Transformation in access networks is no longer in the pipeline, it’s a reality. Multiple System Operators (MSOs) are replacing analogue optics with digital optical solutions to create a new generation of access networks. Step by step, we are migrating from centralized access architecture (CAA) to distributed access architecture (DAA). What is driving this transformation? The […]
BE ABLE TO HELP – this slogan guided us the previous year when we created a new initiative thought to support the local community in Gdynia. That time, with over 30 colleagues from our company, we fulfilled the dreams of 12 children from the Educational Care Facility No. 2 in Gdynia. We furnished their new […]
Telenet is upgrading its Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) network with VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES’ optical nodes (BOOSTRAL). This Belgian operator is ready to move towards the highest broadband speeds, which will allow it to provide a diverse mix of services. The optical nodes delivered by VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES are compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1® specification. Relative to the previous […]
VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES, European competence center, which has consistently undertaken the challenge of adapting its activity to changing Multiple System Operators needs, is proudly announcing that it will provide high-level services that support Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) implementations. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES, which is known for delivering advanced technology solutions to top players in the telecommunication market, is […]
WHAT IS BE ABLE TO HELP? BE ABLE TO HELP is an initiative of the VECTOR GROUP showing that each of us can help. The first project, which was created as part of the new initiative, has been carried out together with the Educational Child Care Centre No. 2 in Gdynia. With Christmas approaching, this is […]
Remote MAC-PHY focuses on pushing more of the smart functions to the access node, closer to homes at the edge of the HFC network. Shifting the MAC from the headend or hub makes a CCAP-core redundant. What remains are only routing, switching, and controller functions – a cloud-ready infrastructure. The technology providers draw MSOs’ attention […]
VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES has been playing an active role in the Remote-PHY technology development from the very beginning of the standardization work. To get the most from the laboratory environment, VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES developed the CCAP Core Simulator (CCS), which has been demonstrated at the US and Europe-based interops and the Remote PHY interoperability events in Europe. The […]
In order to make DAA a reality we obviously need the right equipment that will allow MSOs to migrate to digital fiber nodes. To make the transition, operators have to get that first plant online, but this requires a different headend piece of equipment. Once that processing piece is ready to go, then the rest […]
This year CableLabs Summer Conference was a game-changing experience. Its two tracks – innovation and technology provided a deep dive into the bright light of the future. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES showcased the CCAP Core Simulator (CCS) allowing Multiple System Operators (MSOs) to testing RPD from multi-vendors to achieve full interoperability in compliance with the MHAv2 set […]
CSI Magazine has revealed the shortlist of 16th Annual CSI Awards. We are excited to announce that VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES has been shortlisted in Best Network Delivery Technology with its development CCAP Core Simulator (CCS). The CCAP Core Simulator (CCS) is a pure software validation platform that emulates the CCAP core with all logical functions. These are […]
While Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) has been around for over 20 years, most current cable networks rely on Centralized Access Architecture (CAA), where the access network involves a combination of coaxial RF and analog optical solutions, whereas the core network consists of CMTS and EQAM equipment. Existing HFC networks, until recently perceived as a blessing, […]
Liberty Global has selected VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES optical nodes (BOOSTRAL) and amplifiers (HARGON) to roll out its services across Europe. The implemented solutions are compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1® specification and allow to achieve a downstream frequency up to 1.2 GHz “The cable business has an enormous potential to provide customers with new services while at […]
At present, MSO mainly uses an analog fiber to feed the HFC Nodes. In most cases, the broadcast video signal is delivered by a separate optical wavelength and DATA/VoD services are on the separate narrowcast optical wavelength. Also, some operators use Broadband Digital Return (BDR) for the upstream signal. This makes MSO’s network access very […]
HE virtualization An existing CCAP contains a physical-layer (PHY), downstream QAM/OFDM modulators and upstream QAM/OFDM demodulators, DOCSIS MAC functions as well as some routing functions. Physical QAM/OFDM signals require dedicated hardware such as ASICs/FPGAs, making a CCAP sophisticated and expensive box; so-called “Big Iron”. To meet growing bandwidth and traffic demands, cable companies prepare to […]
DENVER, USA, SCTE ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, October 17, 2017 – The CCAP Core Simulator allowing the testing of the Remote PHY Device (RPD) for compliance with the Remote PHY Specification is ready to implement. The Cable MSOs will have the ability to facilitate the interoperability validation process. As a result, they can achieve full interoperability […]
The Legacy OOB (Out-of-Band) Systems – what do we need to know on the Remote PHY implementation? Over the last few decades of successful HFC Network development cable operators have installed many systems to support their operational activity (OSS). Network maintenance departments of MSOs have developed and implemented internal procedures for using these systems, without which […]
Remote PHY architecture: Multi environment of DOCSIS – transform, scale, deliver any service, anywhere. Over the last several years the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) has emerged as the next-generation replacement for CMTS and EQAM products. In its basic form, CCAP allows for the convergence of high-speed data with broadcast & narrowcast video at a […]
To be interoperable, or not to be? While the genesis of modem cable trials can be traced back to 1979 (MITE Cablenet), the first proper cable modem system appeared in the mid-’90s. Every one of those systems was proprietary where the vendor of the cable system designed and manufactured cable modem and cable modem termination […]
COLOGNE, Germany, ANGA COM 2017, May 30, 2017 – VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES showcases its new R-PHY development, utilizing MSO’s interoperable solution to take an important step towards evolved Distributed Access Architecture. “The interoperability of our R-PHY Node platform and the RPD Module with multiple CCAP vendors is a key strategic assumption and goal for VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES, […]
Gdynia/Warsaw, Poland, 7 September 2016: Orange Polska and VECTOR have signed a master agreement on the implementation of Converton, a dedicated access solution. Thanks to Converton, it is possible to provide high-speed internet services wherever there is no possibility to lay a new fibre cable connection in the end part of network (in the subscriber’s home), […]
COLOGNE, Germany, ANGA COM 2015, June 10, 2015 – Cisco and VECTOR today announced their collaborative efforts to bring cable operators future proof answers to current challenges of network evolution. Working together, the two companies will be able to offer operators a synergy of best-in-breed cable access technology from both companies including nodes, RF amplifiers […]
Optical RFoG SDU FTTX micronode, 1 active output, 1.2 GHz / 200 MHz
Trunk/distribution amplifier, 3 active outputs, 1.2 GHz / 200 MHz
Trunk/distribution amplifier, 2 active outputs, 1.2 GHz / 200 MHz
Trunk/distribution amplifier, 1 active output, 1.2 GHz / 200 MHz