Cisco Helps Cable Service Providers Get Closer to CCAP With New

Cisco Helps Cable Service Providers Get Closer to CCAP With New CMTS
New Line Card and Broadband Processing Engine Double CMTS Downstream
Capacity for Existing Chassis 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --   As part of its ongoing
Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) migration plan, Cisco (NASDAQ:
CSCO) announced today the availability of a new high-density line
card and a new high-performance processing engine for its flagship
Cisco(R) uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router (uBR10K) and Cisco Cable
Modem Termination System, the cable industry's leading CMTS platform.
Spearheaded by CableLabs(R), 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(R)
and other high-speed broadband services) and edge QAM (powers video
ces). 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
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.

Supporting Quote: 

--  Mark Palazzo, VP and general manager, Cable Access business unit,
     "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."

Supporting Resources: 

--  Cisco's Cable Access business unit
--  Cisco solutions for Cable Operators:
--  Cisco CMTS: uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router
--  Cisco Service Provider blog: SP360:

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