cable access

January 31, 2017

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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

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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 […]

December 15, 2016

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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 […]

Harnessing Disruption at INTX – Cisco Leads with Video and Cable Access

Whether it’s your first or tenth time at the INTX show, it is still an exciting and happening place. This year 9,000 attendees gathered at the INTX 2016 to learn about the best products and solutions which exhibitors brought to this glamorous event. There were quite a few social media communications going around evangelizing what […]

February 29, 2016

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The Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP and Remote PHY (RPHY)

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing CCAP Architecture: Remote PHY (RPHY) In the distributed CCAP architecture (DCA), the remote PHY (RPHY) component is what keeps DOCSIS relevant in the emerging world of digital fiber. It is of particular significance when a commercial digital fiber plant and a residential analog fiber plant […]

February 11, 2016

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Cisco and the Altice Group: Powering the First Available Subscription VoD service with 4K/Ultra HD Content

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, Service Provider Product and Solutions Marketing Powered by the Cisco cBR-8 converged broadband router, the Altice Group’s new Zive subscription-based video-on-demand service will be launched in all markets. An industry leading cable offering, Zive features more than 5,000 high-definition (HD) programs, including more than four hundred 4K/ultra HD children’s programs, movies […]

February 8, 2016

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KRBO: Delivering One Gigabit per Second Connectivity with the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, Service Provider Product and Solutions Marketing KBRO, the largest cable television provider in Taiwan, has announced that it will use the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router to deliver one gigabit per second high speed internet connections to its customer base. Already known for its innovations and forward-thinking network architectures, KBRO […]

October 27, 2015

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Cisco cBR-8 Rises up to the DOCSIS 3.1 Challenge at SCTE (part 2)

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing I am excited to continue the discussion that I started in my previous blog on SCTE Cal-Tec expo. We brought two cBR-8 routers and we used one to run live data through it.   We used Ixia gear to generate video and data traffic. Hence we […]

October 26, 2015

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Cisco cBR-8 Rises up to the DOCSIS 3.1 Challenge

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing What do we need to know about New Orleans? It offers great Jazz, and Bourbon Street provides rich insight into New Orleans’ past, but we can’t overlook that it has been home this year to SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. SCTE is the cable telecommunications engineering show […]