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Cablevision Deploy’s North America’s Fastest Consumer Broadband Service – Built on Cisco DOCSIS 3.0

Cablevision offering fastest broadband speeds in North AmericaJust this week, Cablevision announced it has taken a bold step towards accelerating the global competitiveness of the U.S. market in broadband speeds while delivering consumers a rich platform for service innovation. In their press release, Cablevision stated that they are offering the fastest broadband speeds in North America – 101 Mbps downstream, for less than $100 per month. As consumers, we should be thrilled by the prospects of faster broadband – both downstream and upstream – to enable highly personalized and interactive services. Applications like session shifting, network PVR, consumer TelePresence and video on-demand libraries from on-net and off-net content can now all be delivered in HD. These types of applications are at the heart of what medianet aspires to deliver. Cisco is providing its DOCSIS 3.0 solution based on the uBR10012 CMTS and DPC-3000 cable modems to enable this ground-breaking service. Read More »

The Mobile Consumer Is Always Right!

One of those cliches that we ought to live by! Especially in the mobile space. You can never go wrong aligning your business strategy on the side of the mobile consumer. That is why Cisco spends copious amount of time, money, and effort in understanding the customer experience even though a lot of our revenue comes from selling infrastructure.

Consumers have taught us how they consume applications. Anytime, anywhere, on any device, with any service. So much so that they don’t even think whether the access network is from their provider or not, or in many instances whether the network is wired or wireless.Then why does the industry get hung up on whether it is HSPA or LTE or WiMAX or Wi-Fi? 3G or 4G? Let us embrace all these technologies as it is more about the apps and the experience; YouTube, Hulu, Flickr, social networking apps, WebEx, you name it. Cisco is projecting a 66 fold increase in mobile data traffic through 2013.

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NAB Show 2009: Next Generation D9865 Satellite Receiver

Jacob Jeevanayagam, Director of Marketing Asia SPVTG, introduces the next-generation Cisco D9865 Satellite Receiver developed for primary distribution, private networks, and SMATV applications.

NAB Show 2009: Cisco Digital Content Manager – IP Video Gateway and Transcoder

Morten Rasmussen, Sr. Product Manager, introduces the new ultra compact SDI gateway for uncompressed video and JPEG2K compressed video transport.In this video he describes the new High density MPEG-2 to AVC transcoder built on the DCM platform.

Destination Opportunity: Navigating the US Broadband Stimulus Program

Navigating the US Broadband Stimulus ProgramMuch of the talk over the US stimulus activity has been focused on infrastructure – improving the country’s roads, airports, railroads and schools. Fortunately, there is widespread recognition that infrastructure also includes broadband.On the surface, it seems the United States is doing pretty well with broadband, as it is the single largest broadband market in the world, with over 75 million subscribers – more than twice that of the next closest country, Japan, according to the OECD. However, when you look a bit closer, you see that being the biggest market is mainly due to having a lot more people. Comparatively, when the OECD looked at the number of broadband subscribers per 100 members of the population, or by per capita Gross Domestic Product, the US didn’t do so well, ranking 15th, far behind Denmark, Sweden, and Korea. As there is quite a ways to go to gain broadband leadership, hopefully this broadband stimulus effort will help the U.S. bridge the gap. Read More »