Software-Defined Networking ideas are showing a lot of value in the networking industry. SDN can transform cable access networks and simplify MSO operations.
This paper introduces an SDN architecture for Cable access networks. Data Models and South Bound Protocols are foundational tools upon which an SDN architecture is built. The controller can configure and manipulate network devices dynamically while the operator focuses on developing the services to be delivered. This architecture will apply to any underlying access technology such as DOCSIS, EPoN etc