Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
Optical transport has been transformed as integrated high-performance Digital Signal Processing has enabled vendors such as Cisco to squeeze more capacity at greater distances than ever before. Advanced modulation techniques and Forward Error Correction are now commonly deployed. Cisco NCS 2000 platform can drive up to 140 channels, ranging up to 200 Gbps each, with the ability to drive 100 Gbps channels to over 4000 km.
Now we’re seeing the same concept appear in the cable space as DOCIS 3.1 sets the stage for new levels of both HFC throughput and capacity optimization. Imagine being able to get an extra 20%-30% of bandwidth out of your existing cable plant without replacing it? DOCIS 3.1 promises to make this a reality.
Cisco’s flagship cable access router, the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router was architected from the start to support both DOCSIS 3.0 and make a simple in-place transition to DOCSIS 3.1.
Hear Cisco Fellow John Chapman discuss how DOCSIS 3.1 will help transform cable from an inflexible hardware centric network to an optimized software-defined network.
If you’d like to learn more there’s an opportunity for hands-on experience at SCTE Cable Tech Expo 2015. Taking place October 13 – 16, 2015 in New Orleans we’ll have the Cisco cBR-8 Cisco’s CCAP solution. Plus get ready to test your IP Knowledge at the Cisco-sponsored SCTE IP Challenge event on Tuesday, October 13.
For a full list of speaking engagements at SCTE click here.
See you at the show!
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Tags: cable, cable access, cBR-8, ccap, cmts, convergence, D3.1, docsis, DOCSIS3.1, epn, NCS 2000, Optical, remote phy, RPHY, scte, SDN, Service Provider, SP
Growing Market Share Leadership in Mobility – #1 in Packet Core, EPC, MME, SGW, & PGW for Q2 2015, driven by demand for LTE, Wi-Fi, VoWi-Fi, VoLTE, Policy Suite.
Wasn’t that a great lunar event Sunday Night? We had a great view of the full moon, lunar eclipse, blood moon last night that won’t occur again until 2030 something. A before and after picture of the lunar event.
So the reason I am blogging this week is to give you an update from Read More »
Tags: Agile, Cisco, Cisco Services, EPC, Evolved Packet Core, HD Voice, IMS, innovation, Jim O’Leary, Metaswitch Networks, OpenCloud, PCRF, Policy Suite, Policy Suite for Service Providers, Service Provider, service provider wi-fi, Telco Cloud, TTM, vIMS, Virtualized packet core, voice over lte, Voice-over Wi-Fi, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, vPC, wi-fi
The SCTE IP Challenge has become an event that I look forward to each year. I have participated for 2 years now and plan to return for a third at this year’s Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans. It’s a great opportunity to test your own skills, meet industry colleagues, and enjoy some friendly competition.
The SCTE Expo itself is a great show and always leaves me with a feeling of renewed enthusiasm. The show floor is a great place to identify new equipment or technologies that could have a meaningful impact on your system. However, for me, the technical workshops are the most important events. In these sessions you get to hear real world experiences from technical leaders in the field, learn from successful and less-than-successful technology deployments, and get a great sense of where the industry as a whole is headed for the coming year.
The IP Challenge itself begins several months before the SCTE Expo with two rounds of online qualifiers. The questions in the qualifying rounds can be difficult and often require some research. However, the challenge isn’t necessarily clearing the board, the toughest part is catching all the bonuses and tokens. By the end of a full week you can develop a Pavlovian response to any change in the all-important bonus box.
Although the questions at the finals are Read More »
Tags: cable, ip challenge, scte, Service Provider
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
In an age of agile service creation with a virtualized IT infrastructure, the delivery of services by cable operators is undergoing a transformation. Two key technologies that are fueling this change are Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). In this blog, we will examine how SDN is transforming service delivery for cable operators.
SDN offers much promise to cable operators. It changes how networks are designed, operationalized, and monetized, making them far more agile and responsive to customers. In traditional switch and router system architectures, the control plane is implemented in software running on a general-purpose CPU and the data plane is implemented with specialized hardware such as an ASIC. What SDN does is remove the Read More »
Tags: cable, cable access, cBR-8, cbr8, ccap, Cisco, cmts, control, epn, programmability, Programmable, scte, SDN, Service Provider, SP
Well I told you that we would be back real soon with another update and here you go. As you remember we recently blogged that ACG Research again confirmed that Cisco continues to be the leading provider of Mobile Packet Core and Mobile IP Infrastructure over the past several quarters.
Now another analyst firm, IHS Infonetics Research highlights that Cisco has indeed increased our Mobile Packet Core in Lead to 24.9%, an increase of +4.5% points from Q1 2015 based on EPC / 3G Packet Core data in their report “Mobile Infrastructure Equipment” for Q2 2015. That is three consecutive quarters in a row that IHS Infonetics Data has shown that Cisco has increased our market share for the Mobile Packet Core.
So where is this customer momentum Read More »
Tags: Agile, Cisco, Cisco Services, EPC, Evolved Packet Core, HD Voice, IMS, innovation, Jim O’Leary, Metaswitch Networks, OpenCloud, PCRF, Policy Suite, Policy Suite for Service Providers, Service Provider, service provider wi-fi, Telco Cloud, TTM, vIMS, Virtualized packet core, voice over lte, VoLTE, vPC, wi-fi