Finnish cable operator DNA has deployed Casa Systems' C100G DOCSIS 3.1 CCAP to increase network capacity and speeds. Casa says DNA recently set a European record with the C100G, reaching live DOCSIS 3.1 downstream speeds of 3.055 Gbps in a speed demonstration event during the launch of its DNA Fibre Optic Plus cable network.
DNA plans to use Casa's C100G to initially offer gigabit Internet services to approximately 300,000 subscribers in the Helsinki metro region, building to more than 600,000 households within the next year, and multi-gigabit services later on.
"As both consumers and businesses continue to expand their digital footprint, gigabit speeds are in high demand," said Kari Ruopsa, head of cable networks for DNA. "The average speed of DNA's fixed-line broadband subscriptions is already nearing 100 Mbps, which reveals the increasing need for faster speeds."
The C100G is designed to support voice, video and high-speed data over one platform. Initially launched in 2013, the C100G supports the full DOCSIS 3.1 protocol, as well as evolution to a distributed access architecture (DAA) using the existing C100G and a new card in the CCAP core.
DNA offers mobile, broadband, video and telephone services to more than 3.7 million consumers and business customers throughout Finland.