Telecom network vendor Cisco and VECTOR have joined hands to offer cable access technology including nodes, RF amplifiers and DOCSIS 3.1 Remote PHY (R-PHY) equipment.
This is a direct response to the industry need for European-style products for optimized size and power consumption on the compact form factor.
The announcement was made at ANGA COM 2015.
Cisco said the companies will bring VECTOR’s cable equipment competencies together with Cisco’s cable transmission products.
In addition, VECTOR and Cisco plan to work together to bring solutions to meet their cable operator customers’ needs, including HFC DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-PHY equipment, among others solutions.
Jacek Kajut, president, VECTOR, said: “We believe cable technology needs to evolve towards IP infrastructure in which Cisco is the leader. Secondly, we have full confidence saying this is a moment in time when our customers in Europe need real future-proof products, supporting a new world of converged Gigabit networks.”
Working with VECTOR will enable Cisco customers who are transforming their HFC plant today for Gigabit services, to support DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities when activated in the near future.