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Cisco, ADC score CMTS deals

Sun, 10/20/2002 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Cisco Systems Inc. and ADC Telecommunications both announced cable deals for their respective cable modem termination system (CMTS) products Monday.

Cisco said Charter Communications Inc. has selected the vendor's DOCSIS 1.1-qualified uBR10012 CMTS in anticipation that the MSO will serve more than 1 million cable subscribers by year-end 2002. The MSO has already deployed the Cisco chassis in six states: Tennessee, South Carolina, Michigan, California, Wisconsin and Missouri.

The uBR10012 is Cisco's flagship CMTS, complementing series such as the uBR7100 and uBR7200.

Meanwhile, Cox Communications announced the purchase and installation of more than 20 of ADC's Cuda 1000 compact CMTSs on the MSO's Kansas network, which serves several rural areas.

Targeted to small operators, small regions of large cable networks and environments such as multi-dwelling units and universities, ADC's DOCSIS-based Cuda 1000 is the smaller brother of the company's carrier-class, DOCSIS 1.1-qualified Cuda 12000 CMTS.

Cox also has deployed the Cuda 12000 in several regions, including Northern Virginia; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Greater Oklahoma and Greater Kansas.

According to recent figures from Gartner Dataquest, Cisco and ADC ended the first half of 2002 as the top two providers of CMTS gear in both revenue and market share. Cisco led with CMTS revenue of $104.3 million and 57 percent of the market, followed by ADC with $34.6 million and 19 percent, respectively.

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