Nokia to boost cable footprint with Gainspeed buy

13 Jun 2016
Daily News

Nokia has revealed plans to acquire US-based DAA (distributed access architecture) specialist Gainspeed as part of efforts to expand its footprint in the cable market.

Gainspeed is widely regarded as the DAA industry leader thanks to its Virtual CCAP (converged cable access platform) product line.

The cable industry has turned to DAA to address growing capacity requirements by increasing the capacity of existing HFC infrastructure.

Virtual CCAP is designed to help operators rapidly deploy new services while reducing space and power requirements, at the same time as migrating their networks to a software-driven, all-IP architecture.

“We are very excited to have Gainspeed, the technology leader in its field, joining us,” Nokia president for fixed networks Federico Guillen said.

“Cable is one of the fastest growing areas in our fixed networks business, and we are committed to delivering a complete solution set to cable operators. Gainspeed's Virtual CCAP perfectly complements our leading fiber access solutions for cable MSOs."

Pending the required approvals, Nokia's acquisition of Gainspeed is expected to close in the third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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