October 12, 2017


Join us for the Remote PHY Seminar at the 2017 SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo

Remote PHY, the industry’s best bet technology for boosting performance, increasing capacity, reducing costs, and simplifying network operations, is the subject of a must-see seminar at this year’s SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.

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 […]

December 2, 2016


Cloud Native CMTS, Next Gen Virtualization for Cable Access

Virtualization is an overloaded word. Originally it was used to describe a form of hardware emulation, but these days it appears that any form of software abstraction is called “virtualization”. In the context of the CMTS the term cloud native more accurately describes the upcoming evolution of the CMTS than virtualization. Cloud native is becoming […]

November 28, 2016


DAA for Cable Access, separating myths from reality

Tasked with answering the question of “Why is a Remote PHY Architecture is better than a Remote MAC/PHY architecture” it would be prudent to articulate first what advantages Remote PHY has to offer over other proprietary solutions and let the readers draw their own conclusion. Let’s first call out immediately that the only ratified specification […]

November 17, 2016


Remote Phy, The wonderful thing about standards

“The wonderful thing about “standards” is that there are so many to choose from!

November 15, 2016


Designing CCAP for DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond

Written By Daniel Etman, Director Product Marketing CABU We often get asked what we mean by claiming that the Cisco cBR8 is designed from the ground up for DOCSIS 3.1 and beyond. In fact, there is a lot of confusion out there with regard to different hardware architectures in use by the various CCAP vendors. […]

September 28, 2016


If Video Monitoring & the CCAP Transition Are On Your Cable-Tec Expo Shopping List…

By Daniel Etman, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business, Cisco We go into this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo with considerable momentum in the industrial transition to CCAP (or, the Converged Cable Access Platform) — and as trials and deployments get underway, we continue to build-in the features our customers tell us they want. Chief […]

The Benefits of DOCSIS 3.1

DOCSIS 3.1 has finally arrived! After years of talk and development, we are finally beginning to see the initial roll-outs of this next-generation technology.  A few years have passed since the benefits of DOCSIS 3.1 were touted.  Are those benefits still relevant today? It is worth revisiting what those benefits are. In order to fully […]

INTX 2016: Our “Giga Baby” Is a Year Old and Already Runs So Fast! 700 Mbps, Upstream

By Todd McCrum, Sr. Director, Strategy & Product Management, Cable Access BU It was at last year’s INTX, in Chicago, that we launched the cBR-8 (remember the “Giga-Baby”?) as a way to help our cable service provider customers affordably and quickly offer faster broadband speeds, with converged equipment. And here we are, 12 fast months […]