Cable operators aggressively focused on Ethernet services

A new report by research firm Heavy Reading entitled Cable Operator Think Bigger with Ethernet Services indicates that slowing growth and lower profitability in the residential cable market for US cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) has caused a strategic shift toward Ethernet services for the business sector.

The main factors driving this growth are video, mobility, social networking and cloud services, all of which demand high bandwidth. In this regard, Ethernet provides greater flexibility and lower cost than alternatives.

According to Heavy Reading analyst Steve Koppman, MSOs are enhancing their infrastructure and adding advanced data services and cloud-based capabilities to their service offerings in order to effectively compete in this market and capture market share.

Responding to the shift, Telco Systems is currently planning to release a new DOCSIS-enabled demarcation device for cable MSOs during the third quarter of 2016.

The all-in-one carrier-grade DOCSIS-enabled demarcation device offers Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0), MPLS, IP (Layer 3) and software-defined networking (SDN). Combining all of these capabilities in one device delivers the most cost-effective solution for cable MSOs to leverage their network, enabling them to provide advanced data services to the business sector.

Business Services over DOCSIS (BSoD)

The innovative product, which brings all the benefits of Carrier Ethernet to the DOCSIS domain, will be officially launched at the Andicom 2016 show, which will take place August 31–September 2, 2016 in Cartagena, Columbia.

Telco Systems will present at booth #39 the new product, which is specifically designed to enable cable MSOs to utilize their wide footprint DOCSIS network and provide Ethernet services to business customers at the same level that Telco operators offer over the fiber network at a fraction of the cost.

T-Marc 3308D, which enables Business Services over DOCSIS (BSoD), replaces three standalone devices that are typically deployed at business customer premises: cable modem, NID and router, reducing infrastructure complexity, simplifying integration, deployment and configuration, and reducing capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX).

Additional resources

To download the data sheet of T-Marc 3308D DOCSIS demarcation device click here

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