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Andrew Smith

Principal Architect

Cable MSO Networks

Andrew Smith is Principal Architect for Cable MSO Networks at Cisco. In his role he advocates for technical, service and business innovation in partnership with Cisco's cable customers.

Mr. Smith has extensive operational, architectural and engineering experience in the complete end-to-end cable network ecosystem, including core IP/MPLS systems, Ethernet edge, and DOCSIS access networks.

Mr. Smith was previously with Juniper Networks where he was Chief Architect for the Global Cable Vertical.

He holds two active CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certifications, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and an Executive Master's in Technology Management degree, a joint program from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School of Business.

Andrew lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA with his wife Erin, where he enjoys long hikes with his yellow Labrador and trying to keep up with his two small daughters.

Articles

September 22, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

New Technology for Cable Operators to Consider

This blog examines some key decision points the cable industry needs to consider when planning the next generation of a Modern Cable Network. Computation has quickly become part of network infrastructure itself, beyond just supporting services, over-the-top applications, and management tasks. At the same time, advancements in silicon and optical technology allow for a re-examination of cable network topology and service placement.

Why Do Modern Service Provider Networks Not Fail?

Surges in network usage really don't break the Internet. Why? Because the network architecture has been architected to be fast, reliable and manage the unpredictable.

Tips to Help Keep the Broadband Network Running Smoothly in Times of Peak Demand

The broadband network can take on the new demands of families remotely working, distance learning, and streaming all at the same time.