SCTE: Management of DAA Ecosystems
DOCSIS Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) have gained a lot of interest across the cable industry. This is mainly due to the capability to largely converge the access infrastructure, to improve the end-of-line performance and to drastically reduce the time and cost to segment the network. However, it also becomes clear that a deployment at scale under this new architecture revolves around much more than just the approval and insertion of a series of next-generation core and access elements.
It’s impossible to proceed with the same management setup used for earlier centralized hybrid fiber coax architectures in this new ecosystem. A few elements that illustrate this are the use of shared capacity instead of dedicated links, the introduction of a converged interconnect network (CIN) and the capability to segment or redistribute nodes with the click of a button, and the option to deploy even virtualized cores for the different services or easily protect connections separately.
This session aims to illustrate how management platforms have evolved to protect end-to-end visibility on the service delivery infrastructure beyond this DAA migration. On the one hand, there is the knowledge on the topology to e.g. correlate QoS issues for given nodes or cells back to specific CIN components. On the other, machine learning unlocks “augmented operation” enabling proactive measures by e.g. the capability to flag for incidents or upcoming capacity breaches without any upfront configuration and ahead of any impact to the end user.