Cisco announces new CMTS modules
Dec 13, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
As part of its ongoing Converged Cable Access Platform migration plan, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has made available a new high-density line card and a new high-performance processing engine for its flagship Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router (uBR10K) and Cisco Cable Modem Termination System, the cable industry's leading CMTS platform.
Spearheaded by CableLabs, CCAP is the new cable access architecture in the works that combines the functions of two key technologies: the cable modem termination system (powers DOCSIS and other high-speed broadband services) and edge QAM (powers video services). Combining the two functions helps service providers reduce rack space, save power, and accelerate the transition to an all-IP network that can simplify the delivery of video content to multiple screens.
Together, Cisco's new Performance Routing Engine and 3 Gigabit Shared Port Adapter (3GSPA) effectively double the number of downstream channels available for the uBR10K, from a total of 576 to 1,152, without needing any additional rack space. The new modules will allow cable service providers to make better use of their existing platform, while adopting an incremental deployment approach to using more ports, with a pay-as-you-grow business model.
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