cable access

October 14, 2015

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South Korea’s SK Broadband Improving the User Experience with Cisco cBR-8

Written By Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing A year ago, SK Broadband announced the world’s first 10 Gbps Internet service at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference. This innovative new service was 100 times faster than existing services, which routinely deliver download speeds of 100 Mbps. Today SK Broadband continues to break new ground.   […]

September 30, 2015

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DOCSIS 3.1: Driving Cable to Software Defined Networking

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 […]

September 24, 2015

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Cisco cBR-8: Re-imagining CCAP with SDN

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 […]

The Top Five Things That Will Drive Gigabit Consumption

By Todd McCrum, Director of Product Management, Cisco Cable Access BU Back in the earliest days of television – before satellites began spraying an instant and national video footprint over the Earth – operators wondered whether it made sense to expand spectral capacity any further. At the time (early 1950s), most markets topped out at […]

Building the Cable Access Network for the Next Decade

When I talk with service provider customers these days about their goals, it’s a very different conversation than in the past. It’s no longer just technology and procurement people in the room; more and more, the people launching the actual services are steering the discussion. And they don’t want to hear about all the complexity […]

What’s “Evolved” About An “Evolved CCAP”?

By Todd McCrum, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business Unit, Cisco If you’re making the rounds at this week’s INTX, you’ve likely gotten wind of our flagship product announcement — the Gig-maker that is the cBR-8, as part of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP solution. Our categorization of it as an “Evolved CCAP” solution may need […]

Getting Broadband Where It Needs to Be: Introducing the CBR-8

Here’s an industrially trending topic: Broadband speeds. We had the January 2013 FCC mandate for at least one Gigabit community in all 50 states by this year. We have Google’s continued Gigabit push, expected to roll into 18 more cities this year. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is leading broadband expansion into 93% […]