Telenet upgrades its network with VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES’ DOCSIS 3.1 solutions
Date of publication: 07.10.2019
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 version, DOCSIS 3.1 enables up to a 50% increase in capacity and speed: downstream bandwidths up to 10 Gbit /s and upstream throughput up to 1–2 Gbit /s.
“Transforming towards the highest broadband speeds and providing improved end-user service is a key strategic assumption for Telenet. We follow our customers in their evolution along convergence and connectivity to deliver gigabit services anywhere and anytime”, explained Bart Acke, Director Access & Capacity, Telenet. “To meet the increasing demand for capacity, we need a reliable business partner with an individual approach. The implementation of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES’ 1.2 GHz solutions will bring significant value to our network upgrade in terms of quality and maintenance. We hope to continue to roll out new services with the help of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES in the near future”.
“We are delighted to become a Telenet partner and are excited about our first large-scale project in Belgium. Multiple System Operators are dependent on optimizing current systems and finding innovative ways to reduce operational costs while maintaining network quality and accelerating network transformation at reasonable investment levels. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES combines field-proven experience in DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrades and recognized expertise in the area of fixed access networks. Together with Telenet, we have defined a technological development path that is tailored to their business strategy. As a result, the limitations of yesterday’s services will transform into the cable network of the future”, said Mateusz Sulikowski, Chief Commercial Officer at VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES.
The project is supported by Belgian technology partner SEE Telecom, which has vast experience in the RF and optical business. Cooperation between both vendors has resulted in delivering a quick response to the current challenges that Telenet faces.
As a provider of entertainment and telecommunication services in Belgium, Telenet Group always looking for the perfect experience in the digital world for its customers. Under the brand name Telenet, the company focuses on offering digital television, high-speed Internet and fixed and mobile telephony services to residential customers in Flanders, Brussels and a part of Wallonia (Botte du Hainaut). Under the brand name BASE, it supplies mobile telephony in Belgium.
The Telenet Business department serves the business market in Belgium and Luxembourg with connectivity, hosting and security solutions. More than 3,000 employees have one aim in mind: making living and working easier and more pleasant.
Telenet Group is part of Telenet Group Holding NV and is quoted on Euronext Brussel under ticker symbol TNET. For more information, visit www.telenet.be. Telenet is 58% owned by Liberty Global – the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, investing, innovating and empowering people in more than 10 countries across Europe to make the most of the digital revolution.
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ABOUT VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES
VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES is part of VECTOR GROUP – a dynamically growing European technology consortium operating in the global markets. It draws on the extensive experience and competencies that VECTOR has accrued over the 30 years of its business activity in delivering telecommunication solutions and services. We aim to satisfy the telecommunication market’s rapidly growing demand for dedicated solutions and services in the field of Next Generation Access Networks
As an experienced partner, VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES:
- Has proven field experience in managing turnkey projects for DOCSIS 2.0, DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 networks,
- Offers validation tests for Remote PHY and associated technologies in dedicated laboratories,
- Is permanently involved in Remote PHY and Remote MACPHY standard development (hardware and software),
- Has developed its own validation platform (CCAP Core Simulator) to facilitate interoperability tests.
ABOUT SEE TELECOM
SEE Telecom is a best-in-class supplier of innovative technologies and solutions for communications providers around the globe. Using our technically-advanced Radio Frequency and Fiber Optic technologies:
- Confined areas such road tunnels, railway tunnels, metros, large buildings, offshore platforms, offshore wind turbines, large vessels can be equipped with a radio communication system to enhance the radio coverage of public safety, technical maintenance and IoT (Internet of Things) networks;
- Mobile operators, fixed and cable networks can deliver leading-edge services. These range from LTE, UMTS, xDSL, and VoIP telephony, through digital video and HDTV, to video and audio streaming and video-on-demand (VOD);
Founded in 1972, See Telecom is privately owned and headquartered in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium, and employs 75 engineers, technicians and workers.