Huawei supports Vodafone Spain’s 4K offer | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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Vodafone Spain is to update its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network with Huawei technology to support up to 1Gbps symmetric speeds, thus enabling new 4K services for its TV platform.

vodafone 4kThe solution includes the network update to the DOCSIS 3.1 specification and a completely new architecture based on deploying fibre extension points and increasing available bandwidth for each customer.

“The network update will mean higher speeds for data services and more capacity for Vodafone TV, including 4K channels,” said the the British telco in a release.

From the beginning, the telco has been the first Spanish pay-TV operator to deliver consistent Ultra HD offers, including a 4K set-top box, several UHDTV linear signals and 4K video-on-demand (VOD) content for its IPTV and ADSL TV customers.

Huawei and Vodafone kicked off the DOCSIS 3.1 update in Spain’s main cities and will gradually extend it throughout the country within the next two years.

“This innovative solution shows our investment commitment with the ultra-broadband market. Both companies will work together to develop new services such as Ultra HD TV 4K and 8K and virtual reality,” said Huawei.

Through the new network design, the telco promises more bandwidth for each client, improved operability and network quality, as well as more flexibility and scalability.