FREMONT, CA: Nokia announces plans to acquire Distributes Access Architecture (DAA) specialists, Gainspeed, to expand footprint in the emerging U.S. cable market.

The telecommunications services provider aims to leverage Gainspeed’s Virtual CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) array of products to expand its own portfolio of products in the cable industry and provide cable access customers with a wider range of services.

Virtual CCAP helps address customers demand for high speed data services and IP videos by enabling cable operators to use existing HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) infrastructure to deploy new services while reducing space and power requirements in the headend. Virtual CCAP also enables customers to migrate their networks to a software driven, all-IP architecture with cost-efficiency.

This acquisition will enable Nokia to provide and host a flexible platform for future advancements and development in the cable industry. At the end of this planned acquisition Gainspeed would become a part of Nokia’s fixed network business group.

"We are very excited to have Gainspeed, the technology leader in its field, joining us. Cable is one of the fastest growing areas in our fixed networks business, and we are committed to delivering a complete solution set to cable operators. Gainspeed's Virtual CCAP perfectly complements our leading fiber access solutions for cable MSOs," says Federico Guillen, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group.