The rollout of BigBand Networks modular cable termination system (M-CMTS) with Multikabel in the Netherlands has passed more than 50,000 subscribers. The deployment is believed to be the first commercial deployment of M-CMTS based on the CableLabs specification.
“The economic benefits of BigBand’s M-CMTS solution are substantial. BigBand’s solution has allowed us to roll out high-speed Internet services at a significantly lower cost than would’ve been incurred by a rollout with integrated CMTS from other vendors,” said Stefan van Dijk, manager at Multikabel.
The BigBand M-CMTS solution enables functionality from the CMTS hardware to be modularised leading to a significant cost reduction. The system allows for support of DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding, which is designed to give the operator the option of offering subscribers data speeds of 100 Mbps.