remote phy

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 27, 2016


Innovations and Patents for Cisco’s Virtual CMTS

By Daniel Etman, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business, Cisco Cisco is leading the discussion about virtualizing network functions this week at the SCTE event in Philadelphia. By providing an open and programmable software-based platform that can support both data and video processing in headends and data centers, cable operators can simplify and automate […]

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 […]

Innovation in the Cable Access Market – DOCSIS 3.1, Remote Phy and Beyond

Written By Daniel Etman, Director, SP Segment, Infrastructure Group It is ANGA COM time again; I always look forward to this gathering of industry experts where we are able to show the latest innovations that Cisco has to offer to the European Cable market. The ANGA COM is scheduled to run three days from June […]

February 29, 2016


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 […]

September 30, 2015


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 […]

The Beauty of Remote PHY (And Other Infrastructure Trends at ANGA 2014)

Written By Daniel Etman, Director, Product Management, Cable Access at Cisco One of the taller trends protruding from the cable infrastructure side of life these days, along with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), is the fiber optimization and convergence strategy known as “Remote PHY.” And if you’re into infrastructure trends, know […]