Cable Operator List

Scott Helms khelms at
Wed Feb 10 00:50:44 UTC 2016


Arris has plans to release a remote PHY+MAC box but I don't think they have
released anything but their plans.  John Chapman said last year at SCTE
that Cisco was going down the remote PHY only path because they think that
will be the most cost effective way for large MSOs to deploy MHAv2.

Scott Helms
Chief Technology Officer
(678) 507-5000

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at> wrote:

> Scott,
> I was able to find the Huawie solution:
> Looks like its 32x4 capable today, and software upgradeable to DOCSIS 3.1
> which is nice. Appears to also have a 10G uplink port on it. Seems like the
> best solution tech spec wise I have seen so far. And probably cheap too!
> The Sumavision one you linked to seems to be a 16X4 version, but future
> improved to 32 channels DS and 10 channels US. Future improved to DOCSIS
> 3.1 Not sure if that means the hardware is already capable and just a
> software upgrade or what.
> I assume the Harmonic box you are mentioning is the is the NSG Exo:
>  According to specs its
> only a 16x4 unit today. I don't think you can upgrade to greater than 16x4
> since there is only a gig-e uplink. I see no mention of DOCSIS 3.1. The
> stand (outdoor version) seems to be the same as the indoor.
> The indoor version of the NSG EXO spec wise looks identical to the PICO
> Digital miniCMTS200a. According to Daniel Corbe these two units use the
> same chipset (along with the Blonder Tongue CMTS:
> Based on pricing I have seen so far, the Pico is the cheapest. Harmonic is
> a little more, and Blonder Tongue is a bit more than Harmonic. Out of these
> three I would assume Harmonic is the most reputable?
> I have not heard anything back from gainspeed. Based on the info on their
> website, I am not positive they have an actual product released yet.
> Not mentioned so far are Arris and Cisco. Any idea if either of these
> vendors has a small and low cost model?

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