Claro Colombia puts in Casa Systems' vCCAP and R-PHY systems

May 11, 2023
Casa says the move stands to evolve the service provider's broadband network to cloud-native core and distributed access capabilities to unlock new broadband revenue streams.
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Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA) this week announced that Claro Colombia has deployed the company's Axyom Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (vCCAP) and Remote PHY devices, and has also renewed it Integrated CCAP (iCCAP) platform with latest-generation hardware from Casa.

The deal is characterized by the partners as a key part of Claro’s strategy to expand broadband capacity and build a converged, cloud-native network, and underscores Casa’s ability to help its customer evolve and modernize its network to harness new service and monetization opportunities, as reckoned by the company.

Providing internet, voice, video, mobile, and IoT services, Claro is a major broadband service provider in Colombia and part of América Móvil, one of the largest global service providers with operations in 25 countries across North America, South America, and Europe.

As stated in a May 9 press release, Claro has previously partnered with Casa Systems for more than 10 years on the design and evolution of its cable broadband network architecture to maximize its service delivery performance for customers.

Cloud-native vCCAP 

Casa Systems notes that its cloud-native vCCAP integrates full DOCSIS functionality that rapidly scales to deliver high speed voice, video, and data services with superior, cost-effective quality of service and reliability.

Casa says its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) technologies are designed to help operators push capacity to the network edge by improving the services their subscribers enjoy, extracting more value from existing investments and maintaining seamless operations in the transition from a centralized to a distributed network environment.

Hugo Salazar, engineering director at Claro Colombia, said:

“Casa Systems has been a valuable, long-term technology partner helping us with our mission of providing the best service and customer experience using state-of-the-art communications solutions. As we move toward a future of gigabit services, Casa’s cloud-native and distributed access solutions will give us performance and optimized low latency from a smaller, more power efficient footprint which combine to give us tremendous flexibility to evolve our network to meet the needs of our customers.”

Alfred de Cardenas, chief customer officer at Casa Systems, noted:

"Claro Colombia was Casa Systems’ first vCCAP and Remote PHY deployment in Latin America and it’s proven to be a great example of Casa’s technology leadership in broadband network innovation. Claro sees tremendous value in migrating their network to vCCAP and distributed access architectures to leverage existing investments while pushing capacity to the edge and leveraging a cloud-native core for addressing customer demand for faster broadband and streaming more video content.”

In the following video from the Broadband Forum Q3 2021 Opening Plenary session, Casa Systems' Sudhir Krishnan expands upon the company's commitment to a standards-based development approach.