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Cisco joins with partners to highlight Remote PHY

ciscoCisco this week joined with partners to demonstrate cable broadband remote PHY architecture and the use of DOCSIS infrastructure for mobile backhaul.

At the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Denver, Cisco demonstrated its Infinite Broadband Remote PHY solution (RPHY) for cable access networks, which it claims to be the industy’s only standards-based distributed access architecture (DAA) on the market.

Arris and Cisco demonstrated interoperability with each other’s Remote PHY (RPHY) solutions, including CCAP core technology and PHY nodes. Demos will include: the Arris E6000 CCAP Core supporting Cisco Smart PHY node and the Cisco cBR-8 CCAP Core supporting the Arris RPHY Node.

Finnish vendor Teleste meanwhile used the show to launch its Open RPD specification-based node, the AC91000 Neo, and demonstrated nteroperability of its Remote PHY enabled node alongside Cisco’s cBR8 CCAP Core.

Cisco also launched its new GS7000i Smartnode, adding new mass awareness telemetry and proactive control automation capabilities to the cable access network, according to the company.

Cisco has also partnered with CableLabs to develop a way for DOCSIS to grow to handle mobile backhaul, for 4G/LTE networks to start with, and 5G installations as they start to emerge in meaningful ways, the company said.