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Charter commits to Cisco's IP NGN Architecture

Wed, 10/18/2006 - 7:58am
Brian Santo, CED

Charter Communications, a long-time customer of Cisco Systems, confirmed it will stick with its supplier and upgrade its network to Cisco's Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture.

"The growth of high-speed data, voice, video-on-demand and Gigabit Ethernet multimedia services make the IP delivery network the most critical technology in Charter's delivery of rich content to our customers," said Marwan Fawaz, Charter Communications executive vice president and chief technology officer, in a statement.

Charter uses the Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination system (CMTS) for data and telephony services. It also utilizes the Cisco ONS 15454 multiservice transport platform (MSTP) with reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) for the backbone.

ROADM technology enables optical network operators to add, drop or pass through any combination of available wavelengths remotely without the requirement for signal conversion equipment.

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