SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

September 07, 2007 04:00 ET

New Cisco Channel-Bonded Cable Modem With EMTA Triples Downstream Data Speeds to Satisfy the 'Need for Speed'

Helps Cable Operators Deliver up to 100 Megabits per Second Data Plus Voice Over IP to European Customers

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) today extended its ultra-high-speed channel-bonding solution, designed to deliver broadband services at up to 100+ megabits per second (Mbps) broadband services, with the new Cisco EPC2607™ channel-bonded cable modem with an embedded media terminal adapter (EMTA). The EPC2607 with embedded media terminal adapter (EMTA) integrates voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services, helping cable operators to quickly provision advanced triple-play broadband services to customers.

"Consumers are increasingly demanding 'many services to many screens,' resulting in more bandwidth demands on the network than ever before," said George Stromeyer, vice president and managing director, EMEA Region at Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company. "To help cable operators meet these demands over their existing networks, our channel-bonding technology uses multiple channels to deliver more packets simultaneously, providing much higher throughput performance compared to existing downstream speeds."

In addition to supporting downstream channel bonding, defined by CableLabs' DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications, and automatic discovery of bonding groups, the EPC2607 is designed to be backward-compatible for use as a single channel cable modem with Euro-DOCSIS 1.1/1.0 and 2.0 networks. This broad approach to interoperability makes the EPC2607 an excellent choice to support high-speed service, as it protects the cable operators' investment and provides the potential for a migration path to even more advanced services for consumers. The new modem gives cable operators the flexibility to offer an agreed-upon scalable service where initial rollouts may provide 50 or 60Mbps service that can be ramped up to 100Mbps as the need arises.

The Cisco downstream channel-bonding solution includes the Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination systems (CMTS), high-density xDQA-24 edge quadrature amplitude modulators (QAMs), and cable modems from Scientific Atlanta, and from Linksys, a division of Cisco.

The EPC2607 modem with EMTA joins the Scientific Atlanta EPC2505™ channel-bonded data modem, which aims to give European cable operators flexible service options. It will be on display at IBC 2007, stand 1.471 in Amsterdam, September 7 - 11. The modem is scheduled to be available in October 2007.

About Scientific Atlanta

Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a strategic supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and Scientific-Atlanta Corporate http://www.scientificatlanta.com.

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