National DOCSIS 3.0 Network, for Telstra
After successfully launching DOCSIS 3.0, 100 Mbit services across Melbourne in 2009, Telstra wanted to provide DOCSIS 3.0 services to their customers across all other HFC access regions (Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide & Perth).
TPS were engaged to rapidly assist with early planning, requirement determination and site survey in readiness for a rapid national deployment featuring Cisco 10K uBR’s with newer high capacity 3G60 line cards, coupled with high density RF Gateway 10 devices. We collaborated and developed all new rack designs which could facilitate the deployment of higher density equipment, developed prototype racks and went into full scale construction.
New transmission hardware was to be deployed (older PBN Light Link Series II equipment was to be replaced with PBN AIMA transmission equipment). TPS assisted to conduct a trial of the new transmission hardware at chosen locations across the Melbourne footprint, and after the equipment was successfully “type approved” for deployment, proceeded to develop high density transmission racks.
Initially, TPS deployed the CMTS and RF Optical transport equipment in centralized regional head ends, however it became evident that the density of cabling a rack space soon became a little overwhelming due to the growing demand causing additional capacity to be added to the network.
It was at this time that we began to semi-decentralize the CMTS sites (known as EAP’s Ethernet Aggregation Points). As such, TPS constructed and deployed new EAP sites in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, providing sufficient physical capacity to house a full DOCSIS 3.0 penetration.