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 […]
Remote Phy, The wonderful thing about standards
“The wonderful thing about “standards” is that there are so many to choose from!
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. […]
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 […]
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% […]