New DOCSIS 3.0 VX-7900i Mini-CMTS for Small Scale DeploymentsDelia Hernandez
Versa Technology is proud to announce that we will now be offering the VX-7900i, a DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Multiple-System Operators (MSOs) build small scale deployments ranging between 250-400 subscribers. These mini-CMTS are a cost-effective solution for cable operators seeking to offer cable connectivity in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) such as apartments for example. These mini-CMTSs help cable operators connect a smaller scale network at a fraction of a cost of a fully-equipped CMTS, without excluding the benefits of DOCSIS 3.0.
Small-Scale Deployment Solution
Full-fledged CMTS are designed to support thousands of subscribers. Averaging around $30,000, these units are suitable for large-scale deployments where economies of scale give networks a larger ROI. These units are inefficient for smaller scale deployments ranging between 250-500 subscribers. Versa Technology’s Integrated CMTS is a smaller alternative that brings DOCSIS 3.0 connectivity to small communities and MDUs at a cost-effective price.
DOCSIS 3.0 Technology
Versa Technology’s VX-7900i allows cable operators to utilize their legacy coaxial lines to deliver fiber-speeds via their existing Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC).
The VX-7900i can bond up to 16-QAM channels to achieve downstream (DS) data rates of up to 1.1Gbps and up to 4 QPSK/QAM channels to achieve upstream data rates of up to 160MBPS.
Versa Technology’s integrated CMTS offers layer 3 routing functions and QoS. The unit comes equipped with 1 RJ45 GE port and 1 SFP GE optical port. Versa Technology’s mini-CMTS will help cable companies’ broadband subscribers access Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Video on Demand (VOD).
Versa Technology’s VX-7900 Mini-CMTS Head End will enable cable subscribers to benefit from DOCSIS 3.0 connectivity in small-scaled network environments. One of the key advantages of DOCSIS 3.0 technology, is the ability for cable operators to use their existing wiring infrastructure to upgrade their networks. Existing HFC networks will be able to achieve faster rates using channel bonding technology-a DOCSIS 3.0-specific upgrade.
The unit can operate in a variety of networking conditions and under different vendor requirements.
Adapting to Change
Docsis 3.0 will help MSOs and cable operators deliver the needed bandwidth to support IPTV and video files. This standard will help cable operators compete with DSL providers by offering ultra-fast broadband to their subscribers.
As cable operators adapt to the changing viewing habits of television consumers, cable operators find the need to offer broadband services. To learn more about how DOCSIS is helping cable companies re-brand themselves click here.