SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2009 - Cisco today announced it has teamed with Cox Communications to deploy the Cox DOCSIS® 3.0-based "Ultimate Internet" service, with up to 50 megabits per second downstream, to its customers in Rhode Island. DOCSIS 3.0 service offers Cox residential customers faster online access for music and movie downloads, file transfers, video streaming, interactive live-action gaming and other high-demand services. Cox is also now offering its New England business customers a new premium package with the DOCSIS 3.0 technology, offering enhanced support for corporate e-mail, online research and Web-based business applications.
Cisco and Cox have been working together to evolve the Cox broadband network to an Internet Protocol next-generation network (IP NGN) optimized to deliver more social, more interactive and more personalized experiences. Cox deployed its Ultimate Internet service package with Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 technologies in additional markets earlier this year, including Lafayette Parish, La., Northern Virginia (Fairfax County and Fredericksburg, Va.), and Palos Verdes, Ca.
- The third-largest cable company in the United States, Cox Communications serves more than 6 million residential and commercial customers.
- Cox is using the Cisco DOCSIS® 3.0 solution portfolio, which includes the Cisco® uBR10012 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), and Cisco DPC3000 cable modems.
- The end-to-end Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 product portfolio includes backward-compatible Cisco channel-bonded cable modems (with DOCSIS 2.0, 1.1, or 1.0) and provides additional downstream bandwidth to existing DOCSIS 1.x/2.0 subs at a substantially reduced cost per bit.
- The Cisco uBR10012 CMTS supports large-scale delivery of advanced revenue-generating IP services at line rate for business and residential customers. The unique architecture of the Cisco uBR10012 brings unparalleled flexibility and intelligence to the cable network with consistent high performance and sophisticated routing capabilities.
- Cisco DPC3000 Channel Bonded Cable Modems provide a faster connection to the Internet by incorporating four bonded downstream channels along with four bonded upstream channels. These bonded channels can deliver downstream data rates in excess of 160 Mbps and upstream data rates up to 120 Mbps, up to four times the speed of conventional single-channel DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems.
- Cox's DOCSIS 3.0-based Ultimate Internet package currently offers customers base download speeds up to 50 Mbps. In addition, customers can experience an extra burst of speed with PowerBoost® technology.
- "Today's announcement shows that Cox continues to make landmark steps to boost available bandwidth and effectively deliver next-generation IP services," said Surya Panditi, vice president and general manager of the Optical Technology and CMTS business unit, Cisco. "DOCSIS 3.0 offers multiple advantages to cable operators, including the ability to increase residential high-speed Internet revenue, save on operational cost, improve management capabilities, and future-proof their network to deliver premium quality Internet, phone and video services."
- "With the explosion of video traffic and social networking applications on the networks, speed and reliability are critical factors to keeping our customers happy," said Seth Hogan, vice president of data product management, Cox Communications. "Cisco's IP expertise has helped us continuously strengthen and broaden our network to offer faster-than-ever Internet speeds, getting us closer to our goal of launching Ultimate Internet to more than two-thirds of our footprint by the end of 2010."
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