Thursday, July 13, 2006

Portugal's TV Cabo Deploys Cisco Wideband for 100 Mbps Residential Service

TV Cabo, Portugal's largest pay-TV operator, has chosen the Cisco uBR10012 Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS) to offer ultra-high-speed broadband, VoIP and high-definition video. TV Cabo is commencing trials of the Cisco Wideband solution, based on the Cisco family of CMTS and other components offered by Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, and Linksys, a division of Cisco.

The Cisco Wideband solution, based on a pre-standard version of the EURCableLabs' Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 standard, will enable data rates in the hundreds of megabits and potentially gigabits per second. This is achieved through channel bonding performed on the Cisco uBR10012 CMTS and cable modems from Scientific Atlanta and Linksys.

TV Cabo has demonstrated future services up to 100 Mbps for streaming high-definition video to PCs and high-speed media downloading.

Since launching the first broadband Internet access services in Portugal in 1999, TV Cabo has over 350,000 broadband subscribers and plans to introduce broadband VoIP services later this year.

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