Daniel Etman

Product Marketing Director

Cisco's Cable Access Business

Daniel Etman is the Product Marketing Director for Cisco's Cable Access Business Unit. In this role he is involved in both inbound and outbound marketing for Cisco’s Cable Access product portfolio. Prior to taking on responsibility for the BU's Product Marketing team he led the Business Development teams for the EMEAR and APJC region for the Service Provider Infrastructure group that included the SP Routing and Cable product portfolio. Prior to that Daniel held various leadership roles in the networking and telecommunications industry.

Although a native of the Netherlands, Daniel now lives in Belgium with his wife and four children.


Lifting the veil on Full Duplex DOCSIS

In this blog we will be lifting the veil on Full Duplex DOCSIS, what are the core technologies that are being used?

Legacy HFC – Viable and Valuable as ever

Read about latest linear technology and how it complements and helps to control costs in an evolving network.

Using Segment Routing to Unlock the Full Potential of the RPHY Converged Interconnect Network

As the cable industry prepares to transition towards distributed access architectures utilizing the CableLabs Remote PHY standard, it’s starting to see the many benefits that RPHY can bring.

January 31, 2017


Remote PHY, Cablelabs Interoperability “plug-fest” December 2016

December 2016 will go into history as the month when the first “ Open RPD” Remote PHY interop was completed at Cablelabs®. The event, hosted by Cablelabs® took place in Denver the week of the 5th of December. Multiple vendors participated, many of them member of the Open-RPD forum. What was Open-RPD again? Open-RPD is […]

January 26, 2017


Fiber Deep Architectures and the Optical Node

Written by Tim Brophy, Product Manager Cable Access Business Unit In a recent blog, we discussed Fiber Deep (FD) architectures and their place in the end-to-end network. We emphasized there that the physical topology is geared toward balancing the number of subscribers per service group, and that the capacity of each service group increases by […]

Looking Back at 2016, a Year in Cable

As we have just come back from the holidays and spent time with family and loved ones, I wanted to take the opportunity to look back at 2016 and provide you with some of the highlights for Cisco in Cable Access over the year. In May 2016 we celebrated the first birthday of the cBR-8, […]

December 15, 2016


The benefits of Deep Fiber HFC

  Written by Tim Brophy, Product Manager Cable Access Business Unit More and more these days, service providers in the access market are talking about the evolution of their plants to a Fiber Deep (FD) Architecture. While the trend toward driving fiber into the plant and reducing RF amplifier cascades is not new, today’s discussions seem […]

December 8, 2016


cBR8, NAGRA CA and Cisco Videoguard CA certification

Today, Cisco is proudly announcing that our cBR-8 Evolved CCAP has achieved both NAGRA CA (Conditional Access) and Cisco’s Videoguard CA certification in compliance with the standard DVB Simulcrypt used in Europe and other parts of the world for delivery of digital cable video to STBs. Why is this important? Well, it allows cable operators […]