The paper examines the technical and operational aspects of CCAP convergence starting with the analysis of the rationale for I-CCAP convergence. The authors explain how the original rationale can be optimally fulfilled in R-PHY architecture.
The paper reviews typical I-CCAP deployment scheme, new deployment scenarios enabled by R-PHY, R-PHY operational impact on service scaling, high availability and OSS systems. Finally, the paper provides recommendations for CCAP and post-CCAP planning and discusses which deployment scenarios are best suited to converged or diverged service delivery.
In summary, the paper debates the impact of R-PHY architecture, how the R-PHY technology establishes new trends and redefines the traditional meaning of CCAP convergence, and suggests the tactical approaches that best serve the needs of cable operators and their customers.