Cisco Helps Cable Service Providers Get Closer to CCAP With New CMTS Modules
New Line Card and Broadband Processing Engine Double CMTS Downstream Capacity for Existing Chassis
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - As part of its ongoing Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) migration plan, Cisco (
Together, Cisco's new Performance Routing Engine (PRE5) 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.
- Cisco is planning for trials of the new PRE5 and 3GSPA modules with several major global service provider customers beginning Q1 calendar year 2013, as they ready for CCAP trials and deployments.
- Cisco's modular CCAP solution uses the Cisco uBR10K CMTS and the RF Gateway-10 Universal Edge QAM. It offers industry-leading scalability, low cost per downstream, and more than a 35 percent reduction in rack space and power usage, while migrating cable operators toward a converged multiservice architecture.
- Cisco's PRE5 quadruples the chassis capacity to 40+ Gigabits per second (Gbps)
- Up to eight 3GSPA line cards can be used per Cisco uBR10K CMTS. Each 3GSPA card can support up to 72 downstream licenses per port.
- Similar to the previously announced 3G60 line card, Cisco is offering service providers a flexible per-port, pay-as-you-go licensing structure to meet their individual bandwidth growth.
Mark Palazzo, VP and general manager, Cable Access business unit, Cisco
"Multiservice convergence for DOCSIS and video networks requires significant operational preparation and readiness. Cisco has been working closely with its cable service provider customers to offer a modular CCAP approach to getting them there with exactly what they need right here, right now, and to transition over time. We are doubling downstream capacity with the existing chassis by upgrading it with these two new modules. We are committed to helping our customers maximize their investment by not adding rack space or equipment -- and with no training required."
- Cisco's Cable Access business unit
- Cisco solutions for Cable Operators: http://www.cisco.com/go/cable
- Cisco CMTS: uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router
- Cisco Service Provider blog: SP360: http://blogs.cisco.com/sp
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