By Zia Askari
Taking help from ‘Remote PHY’ technology, operators can deliver unhindered capacity of upto 400 Mbps across 2000 Kms of fiber.
As multi service operators or MSOs continue to face challenge in terms of increasing their capacity to deliver next generation services, Remote PHY, which involves moving the PHY from the CCAP device into the node, is set to exponentially enhance the service delivery capabilities for the operators and global networking major Cisco is actively engaged to demo Remote PHY technology for Indian operators.
“This is a great technological evolution where operators can deliver upto 400 Mbps capacity across 2000 Kms of fiber, without any kind of data loss. We have already done projects involving technology in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand and as far as India is concerned, we are engaged in demo activities,” explained, Manoj Barara, CTO, Service Provider Video at Cisco India. He was talking on the sidelines of Cisco Technology Showcase 2014 in Gurgaon.
With convergence of various access technologies, more and more traditionally cable oriented operators are now looking at delivering next generation enterprise connectivity solutions and this is where technologies such as Remote PHY will deliver a unique business edge to such MSOs. Cisco is already working on Remote PHY with LinkNet, Indonesia’s broadband ISP and TRUE, a communication conglomerate in Thailand. True controls Thailand’s largest cable TV provider TrueVisions, its largest ISP True Internet and its third-largest mobile operator True Move.
Today’s data hungry, Next Generation MSOs are putting emphasis in the evolution of the access technologies in order to achieve more from less and efficiently utilize spectrum bands, by using higher modulation orders. This quest to harness spectrum with efficiency has given birth to Remote PHY. And it is set to drive performance gains, enabling cost reduction and drive operational improvements as well by ensuring larger capacity for longer distances.