Virgin Media trials 1.5Gb broadband speeds powered by Cisco

Cisco announced that it is working with Virgin Media to
enhance the company’s network by deploying DOCSIS 3.0 technology to deliver
high speed Internet services on the company’s existing network infrastructure.


In a trial in East London, Virgin Media
achieved ground-breaking broadband speeds of 1.5 Gigabytes (Gb) by using
Cisco’s (3G60) Broadband Processing Engine, a high-density, cost-effective line
card for Cisco’s flagship uBR10K Universal Broadband Router and Cable Modem
Termination System (CMTS).



An important component of Cisco’s complete DOCSIS 3.0
solution, the highly scalable 3G60 line card enables cable television operators
to offer IP video services.



Cisco’s Cisco Universal Broadband Router together with
the 3G60 line card supports the full set of DOCSIS 3.0 features at scale,
including IPv6, and supports advanced features such as dynamic bandwidth



Using the 3G60, a single Cisco Universal Broadband Router
can support up to 576 downstream and 480 upstream channels per chassis. This is
the highest CMTS capacity and density in the industry.



“Cisco CMTS solutions are designed to support
large-scale IP broadband and video services today — as well as the migration
to IP networks in the near future. We are proud to help Virgin Media achieve
such significant milestones with its network capacity and broadband connection
speeds,” said Mark
Palazzo, vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business Unit Cisco.




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