Thursday, September 8, 2005

SureWest Expands IP Video Service with Cisco Catalyst Switches

SureWest Communications, which serves the Sacramento, California region, is expanding its IP video services over an FTTH network using the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) reference architecture. SureWest has deployed Cisco Catalyst 4510 and 6509 switches to deliver 100 Mbps bi-directional Ethernet to residential customers. The Catalyst 4510 switches are located in remote cabinets in residential neighborhoods and are connected to a primary hub housing Catalyst 6509 switches. The uplink connection is currently Gigabit Ethernet, but as deployment densities increase, both the Catalyst 4510 and Catalyst 6509 switches will be upgraded to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The primary hubs are connected upstream to the primary core locations, which also house Catalyst 6509 switches.

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