Mediacom buys into Casa's C100G CCAP for gigabit services

Casa Systems said Mediacom will deploy its C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP) as it looks to provide gigabit-level broadband service across its Columbia and Jefferson City markets in Missouri. 

Casa's C100G CCAP -- which combines cable modem termination system (CMTS) with edge QAM in a higher density, more compact profile -- will allow the operator to deliver voice, video and data services over the same platform, enabling the delivery of gigabit services.

The compact device delivers 32 fully bonded channels and a clear path to DOCSIS 3.1 adoption.

"Casa's C100G was the right CMTS solution given our timing, facilities requirements, performance needs and desire to support the future evolution of our network and services," said JR Walden, Mediacom's senior VP of technology, in a statement.

Mediacom is the eighth biggest MSO in the U.S., serving around 1.3 million customers. Among other operators, it follows Wave Broadband, which also signed on to use the C100G in November. 

With DOCSIS 3.1 enabled in both the upstream and downstream on the C100G, operators can deploy gigabit services today while being positioned to scale and provide additional services down the road. They are not required to replace switch cards, line cards or PHY modules.

"Broadband providers are continually faced with the challenge of staying ahead of the growing customer demand for capacity and speed," said Jerry Guo, CEO, Casa Systems. "Our C100G CCAP gives service providers like Mediacom a proven solution to implement that will simplify their network architectures, reduce equipment in headends and hubs and reduce OPEX, all while delivering more competitive gigabit services to their users." 

For more:
- read this Casa Systems press release

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