HFC networks evolutions for service convergence

Jean - Charles Point

Abstract

The presented paper analyses 2 main issues cable operators are facing to support data, voice and video service convergence. The first issue is the network architecture evolution to address the requirement for dramatic traffic capacity increase per subscriber. The several options including centralised and decentralised architectures are presented and analysed, and possible physical layer evolutions are mentioned. The second issue is the impact of video introduction in IP legacy architectures. The paper presents the current outcome of the Packet Cable Multimedia project, and examples of evolution addressing signalling, QoS and security aspects for video are presented.

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in Harvard Style

Point J. (2004). HFC networks evolutions for service convergence . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004) ISBN 972-8865-17-1, pages 21-30. DOI: 10.5220/0001404000210030


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sbs04,
author={Jean - Charles Point},
title={HFC networks evolutions for service convergence},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={21-30},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001404000210030},
isbn={972-8865-17-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004)
TI - HFC networks evolutions for service convergence
SN - 972-8865-17-1
AU - Point J.
PY - 2004
SP - 21
EP - 30
DO - 10.5220/0001404000210030