Bright House Networks deploys Cisco Network Convergence System

Bright House Networks has deployed the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) that enables the sixth-largest operator of cable systems in the United States to offer cloud-based, managed services such as hosted voice, call center, application and infrastructure-as-a-service.

The Cisco NCS also allows Bright House Networks to offer managed security, network transport, Wi-Fi and traditional voice and data services to business customers.

Bright House Networks is deploying Cisco NCS 6000, which offers the industry’s first 1 terabits per second (Tbps) line card with the capability of transporting up to 5 Tbps per slot and a total system capacity of 1.2 petabits per second (Pbps) in a multi-chassis configuration to support a converged Internet Protocol (IP) and optical environment.

Cisco NCS 6000

The Cisco NCS 6000 enables Bright House Networks to accommodate growing network traffic and seize the opportunity created by trillions of programmable device-driven events and generated by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The company said the Cisco NCS family can help service providers reduce total cost of ownership by as much as 45 percent while consuming up to 60 percent less power.

Cisco NCS is widely deployed in cable broadband access, mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed networks, giving service providers such as Bright House Networks the flexibility to control, monetize and personalize the type of products and services they choose on any type of network.

Craig Cowden, chief network officer and senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks, said: “Our continued collaboration with Cisco allows us to be one of the first cable operators in the United States to offer comprehensive, world-class, cloud-based services to businesses and consumers.”

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