Harmonic White Paper

Cutting Energy Use with Distributed Access Architecture

The Challenges of Energy Savings for Cable Operators

Cable operators spend most of their energy budgets on their edge facilities and access networks. But now, due to advances in technology, cable operators can slash their energy spending by shifting the placement of the PHY layer, and optionally the MAC layer, of their Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) equipment from the headend or hub to the outside plant.

In this Heavy Reading white paper produced for Harmonic & Juniper Networks, in partnership with SCTE/ISBE learn more about:

  • What is the potential energy savings of bringing the traditional PHY and MAC layers of the cable headend closer to the cable customer?
  • How can cable operators leverage and adapt proven architectural approaches from other, adjacent industries to create massive scale, efficiently and effectively?
  • Could cable operators eliminate some of their cable edge facilities altogether?

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