September 27, 2016


Why Ron Hranac is the Standard of Excellence

By Sean Welch, vice president and general manager, Cable Access BU, Cisco It wouldn’t be a Cable-Tec Expo without our own Ron Hranac parading a convention badge with a trail of award ribbons cascading nearly to his knees. After all, he’s been a (very) active SCTE member since 1979, and is a self-diagnosed RF junkie. […]

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 […]

September 22, 2016


Full Duplex DOCSIS®: Near Fiber Optic Capacity with Coax Cable

Some people think coax cable is past its prime and can’t keep up with fiber, but that’s not true. This past August at the CableLabs Summer Conference, Cisco unveiled a new silicon reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS® technology which can deliver near fiber optic capacity over an existing cable plant infrastructure. And we’re not […]

September 19, 2016


Cisco @ SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016: Get Your Philly of Gigabit Broadband, Cloud Video, Virtual Video Distribution, And Mor …

By Daniel Etman It’s that time of the year where pundits from the cable and broadband industry gather at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. This year we will be in the historic and largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. While many of us are looking forward Philly Cheesesteaks, we are also looking forward to […]

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 […]

October 27, 2015


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


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 […]

October 15, 2015


Service Providers Reduce Time to Market with Cisco Meraki

Written By Imran Idrees, Senior Marketing Manager, Global SP & Enterprise, Cisco Meraki Time to market. This is likely to be one of the top answers a service provider will cite when posed the question, “what is the most critical aspect of launching a new service?” And it’s not difficult to see why. Time to […]

October 14, 2015


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.   […]