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Cisco expands high-speed channel-bonding solution

Fri, 09/07/2007 - 9:40am
Traci Patterson

Cisco has extended its high-speed channel-bonding solution - designed to deliver broadband services at up to 100 Mbps - with its new EPC2607 channel-bonded cable modem with an embedded media terminal adapter (EMTA) that integrates VoIP services.

“Consumers are increasingly demanding 'many services to many screens,' resulting in more bandwidth demands on the network than ever before," said George Stromeyer, VP and managing director of the EMEA Region at Scientific Atlanta. “To help cable operators meet these demands over their existing networks, our channel-bonding technology uses multiple channels to deliver more packets simultaneously, providing much higher throughput performance compared to existing downstream speeds.”

The EPC2607 supports downstream channel bonding, defined by CableLabs' DOCSIS 3.0 specifications, and the automatic discovery of bonding groups, but it is also backward-compatible for use as a single channel cable modem with Euro-DOCSIS 1.1/1.0 and 2.0 networks.

Cisco’s downstream channel-bonding solution includes the Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination systems (CMTS), high-density xDQA-24 eQAMs, and cable modems from Scientific Atlanta and Linksys.

Cisco’s EPC26707 will be on display at IBC 2007.

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