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telcodad

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Re: Dream Modem - 24x8

A follow-up article to yesterday's one on Cisco's CCAP activities/strategy:

Cisco Says CCAP's Tipping Point Is 1Gbit/s
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - December 13, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable



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Comcast's CCAP Deployment Plans

Another follow-up article with Jorge Salinger's (VP of access architecture) update on Comcast's CCAP deployment plans and results from their CCAP operational-readiness test that was conducted earlier this year:

What Comcast Learned From Trying Out CCAP
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - December 14, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable



telcodad

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FYI - An update on CCAP deployment and vendors on the Light Reading Cable site today:

Sizing Up the CCAP Players
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - January 23, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/head-ends/s···40146837



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Interesting, thanks!
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telcodad

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The latest news on Comcast's CCAP deployment plans in this article on the LRC site today:

Major Cable Players Rally Around CCAP
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - March 21, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/head-ends/m···40151312



telcodad

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Could some of these orders be from Comcast?

Harmonic Eyes First CCAP Orders in Q2
Anticipated Deals Could Help Harmonic Rebound From Soft U.S. Cable Spending in Q1

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - April 26, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/technology/···2/142965



telcodad

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Casa has introduced its new, high-density, integrated chassis, the C100G, designed to meet the specs for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP):

Casa Supersizes for CCAP
C100G Chassis To Take on Arris, Cisco, CommScope and Harmonic in the CCAP Sweepstakes

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - May 28, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/technology/···p/143522



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Since Comcast is a known buyer of ARRIS and Cisco, do you think they would even bother buying from Casa or stick with what they know and wait for ARRIS and Cisco to roll out.

Also, with all the equipment out their, wouldn't it be smarter to choose one manufacturer for everything?



telcodad

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said by Chris 313:

Since Comcast is a known buyer of ARRIS and Cisco, do you think they would even bother buying from Casa or stick with what they know and wait for ARRIS and Cisco to roll out.

IDK, as was stated in this article »www.lightreading.com/head-ends/w···40144661 about Comcast's CCAP operational-readiness trial:
quote:
"To get ready for some small-scale deployments in 2013 and a broader rollout in 2014, Comcast conducted a six-month CCAP operational-readiness trial earlier this year with Cisco Systems Inc. and another vendor that the operator has yet to disclose.
said by Chris 313:

Also, with all the equipment out their, wouldn't it be smarter to choose one manufacturer for everything?

It's dangerous to put all of your eggs in one basket.

Most service providers use at least 2 suppliers for their network equipment, in case something should happen to one of them, and also to bid one against the other for price.


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said by telcodad:

said by Chris 313:

Since Comcast is a known buyer of ARRIS and Cisco, do you think they would even bother buying from Casa or stick with what they know and wait for ARRIS and Cisco to roll out.

IDK, as was stated in this article »www.lightreading.com/head-ends/w···40144661 about Comcast's CCAP operational-readiness trial:
quote:
"To get ready for some small-scale deployments in 2013 and a broader rollout in 2014, Comcast conducted a six-month CCAP operational-readiness trial earlier this year with Cisco Systems Inc. and another vendor that the operator has yet to disclose.
said by Chris 313:

Also, with all the equipment out their, wouldn't it be smarter to choose one manufacturer for everything?

It's dangerous to put all of your eggs in one basket.

Most service providers use at least 2 suppliers for their network equipment, in case something should happen to one of them, and also to bid one against the other for price.

I'm reading through things now. Wonder what this CCAP thing means for customers like us? Quicker speed rollouts, better reliability? I'd probably switch back to Comcast TV if they didn't take years to roll out new boxes, guide updates, etc.

And yeah, I could understand about not putting all your eggs in one basket, but you gotta wonder that they'd have planned for problems and ways to prevent them? (Or were you talking about one getting bought out?) The bidding war, I can also understand. Everyone wants your business and the best pricing, eh?


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Looks like Comcast is going with ARRIS's E6000 Converged Edge Router for CCAP:

Comcast Picks Arris CCAP, Video Gateway Gear
MSO Starts to Deploy the E6000, Will Roll XG1 Gateway in Q3

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - June 10, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/cable-tv-co···r/143804

EDIT: ARRIS press release: »phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht···=1828536

Also see: »www.fiercecable.com/press-releas···e-router



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At this week's Cable Show, Comcast demonstrated a 3 Gbps downstream data rate delivered over a DOCSIS HFC network:

Comcast shows off a 3 gigabit broadband connection. That’s fast!
By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM - June 11, 2013
»gigaom.com/2013/06/11/comcast-sh···ts-fast/

Comcast press release: »www.businesswire.com/news/home/2···roadband

On DSL Reports: »Comcast Demonstrates 3 Gbps Cable Connection



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While this is impressive it means nothing to me and you in the real world.

That is a short distance, no load, not shared test...

Many areas have 50-70+ homes on one feed. Even if you can say that sucker could do 5Gbps. Say, 30 users out of the 70+ get your faster plans. Not enough exists for everyone still :P



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CableLabs ultra-broadband demo at the Cable Show

Some details on the CableLabs HFC DOCSIS ultra-broadband HSI demo at the Cable Show:

Cable Show: CableLabs Kicks Tires on Ultra HD
Industry's R&D consortium also demos next-generation cable modem tech running at up to 6 Gbps

By Todd Spangler, Variety - June 11, 2013
»variety.com/2013/digital/news/ca···0495345/

quote:
In addition, CableLabs is staging two broadband demos, one showing up to 6 gigabit per second download speeds—delivered over coaxial cable. The industry has maintained that it doesn’t need an expensive fiber-to-the-home buildout, like the networks Google Fiber is deploying, to deliver very high Internet connections.

However, to achieve the speeds, the cable modems would consume the bulk of the spectrum on a typical cable system.

In the first demo, a cable modem based on the current DOCSIS 3.0 spec is delivering 4.6 gigabits per second over 768 MHz. The other demo uses the still-in-development DOCSIS 3.1 specification, with silicon from Broadcom, to deliver 6 Gbps in 750 MHz.

“This is dispelling the question, ‘Is DOCSIS 3.1 real?’” said McKinney, formerly CTO of HP’s Personal Systems division who joined CableLabs last year.

Chipsets for DOCSIS 3.1 are expected in early 2014, with products ready for cable operators to roll out starting in 2015, according to CableLabs.



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More information on how the Gigabit speeds were achieved with DOCSIS equipment:

Cable Show: Gigabit DOCSIS? Yeah, we can do that
By Brian Santo, CED Magazine - June 11, 2013
»www.cedmagazine.com/news/2013/06···-do-that

quote:
In the 3.0 demo, CableLabs was bonding 128 channels (using four 32-channel cable modems) to crank out in excess of 4 Gbps in a total of 768 MHz. Gigabits, unequivocally, yes.

The 3.1 specification is far from done, but it is certain the spec will include OFDM modulation and LDPC error correction. So in a demo that relied on those two technologies, CableLabs was pushing data at a clip in excess of 6 Gbps, but in only 650 MHz, the better to show the spectral efficiency inherent in the move to OFDM.



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Re: Comcast's CCAP Deployment Plans

said by telcodad:

At this week's Cable Show, Comcast demonstrated a 3 Gbps downstream data rate delivered over a DOCSIS HFC network:

Comcast shows off a 3 gigabit broadband connection. That’s fast!
By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM - June 11, 2013
»gigaom.com/2013/06/11/comcast-sh···ts-fast/

Comcast press release: »www.businesswire.com/news/home/2···roadband

A follow-up article from Stacey Higginbotham on GigaOM:

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process
By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM - June 11, 2013
»gigaom.com/2013/06/11/heres-how-···process/


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DOCSIS 3.1 Demo

A report on the CableLabs demo of pre-production DOCSIS 3.1 equipment at this week's Cable Show:

Cable Show 2013: CableLabs Shows Off DOCSIS 3.1’s Potential
Demo of Pre-Production Hardware Pumps Out 6 Gigabits Per Second

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - Juen 12, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/distributio···l/143873



telcodad

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Re: Comcast's CCAP Deployment Plans

An MCN "Bauminator" blog entry today on Cisco's new integrated CCAP system called the cBR-8:

Cisco Tips its Integrated CCAP
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - June 14, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/blogs/baumi···ted-ccap



telcodad

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A good article about the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) on the CED Magazine site:

Deploying CCAP: Not just another box swap
By Jorge Salinger and Ty Pearman, CED Magazine - June 18, 2013
»www.cedmagazine.com/articles/201···box-swap



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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Demo

The latest news on DOCSIS 3.1:

SCTE, CABLELABS PARTNER ON DOCSIS 3.1 SYMPOSIUM IN CONJUNCTION WITH SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO 2013
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Press Release - June 20, 2013
»www.scte.org/scte_cablelabs%c2%a···ae_2013/

and

Cable-Tec Expo To Spotlight DOCSIS 3.1
SCTE, CableLabs To Team on Pre-Conference Event Focused on the Budding Multi-Gigabit Platform

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - June 20, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/technology/···1/144013

EDIT: An article about this on the FierceCable site also: »www.fiercecable.com/story/scte-p···13-06-21



telcodad

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Re: CableLabs ultra-broadband demo at the Cable Show

In response to a competitor’s fiber-optic HSI service, last week a Netherlands MSO fired up an HFC DOCSIS (3.1) 500 Mbps downstream service:

UPC Netherlands ramps broadband to 500 Mbps
By Mike Robuck, CED Magazine - June 21, 2013
»www.cedmagazine.com/news/2013/06···500-mbps

quote:
"We had to build a special modem because (DOCSIS) 3.1 chips aren’t out yet. We had to double up on the chips in the modem and put it out there because we had to have a competing product, if anything just in the press. That was a reaction but that tells you how quickly in a marketplace that something can move.”

Warga said the cable modem was capable of bonding 16 channels, but UPC Netherlands was currently bonding more than that.
:
“I know a few executives have it (500 Mbps) in their homes, but from there I don’t know who is going to sign up for it,” Warga said. “But you’re right, our biggest product is still 25 megs for 25 euros. Not too many ask for more, but in countries where there’s not a lot of FTTH but there’s fiber deep we do over 120 Mbps service. They’ll (the competition) will come in and say they’re 100, or 101 we’ll come back and say we’re 110 or 120, or 130. It’s a bit of a cat and mouse game, but we always feel like we can be ahead. For us 3.1 can’t come soon enough.”


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Here's a new 16X4 gateway by Arris

»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf

»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf



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said by Darknessfall:

Here's a new 16X4 gateway by Arris

»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf

And here's the corresponding techinical specsheet for it:

Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 Dual Band Concurrent Wireless Telephony Gateway with MoCA - TG1672G
»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf

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said by telcodad:

said by Darknessfall:

Here's a new 16X4 gateway by Arris

»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf

And here's the corresponding techinical specsheet for it:

Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 Dual Band Concurrent Wireless Telephony Gateway with MoCA - TG1672G
»www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_···UL13.pdf

lol! Right after I edit my post and put the product specs you post it. Seriously, within one minute :P. Kinda weird how the timing happened lol. Too bad these threads don't update edits real-time as they do with new posts.

Also, I'm curious if Comcast will roll out this gateway(With the usual Comcast gateway look) along with the two others? Seems like it matches them.

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I couldn't find this model on the FCC site but I did find THIS Xfinity branded 24x8 Arris...

Arris MG2402G/CT Media Gateway
»apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/V···D2402GCT

»www.ncube.com/product_catalog/_d···UN13.pdf
Downstream:
"Up to 16 or 24 channels"
Upstream:
"Up to 8 channels"
24x8 .. tada

Looks VERY interesting based on the photos...

SD card, cable card, moca, two USB, eSATA....

"Hard Disk Drive: 2.5” up to 2 TB"

"Diagnostic LEDs: Power, US/DS, Online, Ethernet, WiFi, Tel 1, Tel 2, Battery, RECORD"


telcodad

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said by Darknessfall:

lol! Right after I edit my post and put the product specs you post it. Seriously, within one minute :P. Kinda weird how the timing happened lol. Too bad these threads don't update edits real-time as they do with new posts.

Also, I'm curious if Comcast will roll out this gateway(With the usual Comcast gateway look) along with the two others? Seems like it matches them.

Yes, LOL.

It looks similar to their (non-voice) 8x4 gateway with the Moto label (SGB6782) shown in this other recent thread: »New Modem Out


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Re: Comcast's CCAP Deployment Plans

said by telcodad:

Looks like Comcast is going with ARRIS's E6000 Converged Edge Router for CCAP:

Comcast Picks Arris CCAP, Video Gateway Gear
MSO Starts to Deploy the E6000, Will Roll XG1 Gateway in Q3

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - June 10, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/cable-tv-co···r/143804

EDIT: ARRIS press release: »phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht···=1828536

Also see: »www.fiercecable.com/press-releas···e-router

ARRIS announced today that its new E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) for CCAP is now generally available:

Arris ramps production on new flagship CMTS
By Brian Santo, CED Magazine - July 17, 2013
»www.cedmagazine.com/news/2013/07···hip-cmts

The ARRIS press release: »phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht···=1838515

EDIT: Article about this on the LRC site: »www.lightreading.com/cable-modem···40158520


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Harmonic is now shipping their NSG Pro CCAP product:

Harmonic CCAP Shipments Get Underway
First Orders Head Out as Vendor Grapples With an Edge QAM Sales Slump

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - July 26, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/distributio···y/144584

quote:
Harmonic’s first CCAP-pointing product is the NSG Pro. Under Harmonic’s roadmap, the NSG Pro is starting out as a downstream-only device that looks like a massive edge QAM. Harmonic will later tack on the routing, upstream and CMTS components to make the NSG Pro a fully integrated CCAP.
:
Comcast, one of CCAP’s champions, was Harmonic’s largest customer in the second quarter, representing 11% of revenue. No other customer represented more than 10% of Harmonic’s revenue in the period.