Cable Operator List

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 15:43:37 UTC 2016


Graham,

What is DSG? Yes, I am really looking for a CMTS to perform layer 2 just as
our DSLAMs and GPON do today. All layer 3 will be upstream. I would want to
handle DHCP upstream, but have the CMTS insert Option 82 if that is a
feature. Not sure what specific CMTS stuff you need.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM, Graham Johnston <johnstong at westmancom.com>
wrote:

> Colton,
>
> It really depends on what features you are after.  I've demo'd one of the
> small 1/2RU C-DOCSIS CMTSs, and they certainly work.  For us though it was
> a non-starter as we needed support for DSG and it didn't have it.  If all
> you are after is basic internet connectivity there is Pico Digital, Vecima,
> Sumavision, as well as others.  Many of the C-DOCSIS CMTSs seem either only
> support, or are more often meant to support layer 2 operations where the
> routing happens upstream from the CMTS.
>
> Graham Johnston
> Network Planner
> Westman Communications Group
> 204.717.2829
> johnstong at westmancom.com
> think green; don't print this email.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Colton Conor
> Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:00 AM
> To: Daniel Corbe
> Cc: NANOG
> Subject: Re: Cable Operator List
>
> Well, maybe NANOG's not a bad place for this post then! I would like to
> know more about the data-only side of CMTS systems, and who the main
> vendors are.
>
> We have MDU properties where there is either old inside CAT3 phone wire, or
> coaxial cable. We have looked and are very familiar with the multiple
> technologies that work over phone lines namely VDSL2 and G.FAST. However,
> using the coaxial cable seems to be a much better solution than using the
> phone wires.
>
> So I am looking for compacts, low cost CMTS systems. Based on the specs, I
> am looking for something at least DOCSIS 3.0 capable, with at least 16X4
> output. Something with the ability to upgrade to software upgrade to DOCSIS
> 3.1 would be nice, but I doubt that would be a low cost solution.
>
> Whats out there for small operators that don't want a large chassis based
> system to feed an entire town with.
>
> So far I have found the
> http://picodigital.com/product-details.php?ID=miniCMTS200a which seems to
> retail for under $5000.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Daniel Corbe <dcorbe at hammerfiber.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On Feb 2, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Are there any mailing lists out there dedicated for cable/MSO type
> > > operators?
> > >
> >
> > I'm curious about this too.
> >
> > I’m not a cable operator (in that I haven’t successfully registered for a
> > cable franchise yet) but I do operate a docsis network and I’ve
> > successfully negotiated the treacherous waters of obtaining and providing
> > content to my users.
> >
> > I’m still a bit green behind the ears but I could probably offer some
> > measure of assistance if you have a specific question.
> >
> > -Daniel
> >
> >
>


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