Cisco lands Chinese cable operator as 100-Gbps network client

May 23, 2013
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) says it has supplied its Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router and coherent DWDM line cards on the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) to Zhejiang Wasu Cable TV Network Co., Ltd., a cable operator in China. Wasu has used the systems to create a 100-Gbps Internet Protocol and DWDM backbone fiber-optic network.

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) says it has supplied its Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router and coherent DWDM line cards on the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) to Zhejiang Wasu Cable TV Network Co., Ltd., a cable operator in China. Wasu has used the systems to create a 100-Gbps Internet Protocol and DWDM backbone fiber-optic network.

The cable operator will use the fiber infrastructure to support the delivery of cloud-based video and data services as well as launch new products. In particular, Wasu plans to use new cloud computing platforms to upgrade to an all-digital, two-way cable-TV network across Zhejiang province. Different clouds are connected to multiple types of endpoints such as set-top boxes (both standard and HD), PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones via coaxial cables, 3G, or Wi-Fi. Using a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem termination system (CMTS), each set-top box can provide on average a 200-Mbps video stream.

Cisco asserts its systems will support these plans by creating a network with fully converged IP and optical layers. The approach eliminated the need to replace existing routers.

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