Wave Broadband, which recently raised $130 million in financing to expand 1 Gbps fiber-based services across its 450,000-customer, Pacific Northwest footprint, has signed on to deploy Casa Systems' C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP).
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.
"To reinforce our investment in expanding gigabit services across our region, it was imperative we have the right infrastructure in place," said Harold Zeitz, president and COO at Wave, in a statement. "The C100G CCAP … is the solution that paves a seamless path to scale and supports next-gen technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, wireless, PON architecture and virtualization that are poised to become competitive differentiators."
Wave raised $130 million in May to expand its 5,000-mile fiber network and extend its gigabit reach in California, Oregon and Washington.
"With our CCAP, providers like Wave can leverage higher speeds today and are well-positioned to scale and provide additional services down the road with DOCSIS 3.1 -- without the need to rip and replace switch cards, line cards or PHY modules, saving significant costs and resources," said Jerry Guo, CEO of Casa Systems.
In August, the Andover, Mass.-based edge network technology company introduced a new DOCSIS 3.1-compliant module for its CCAP intended to enable cable operators to support downstream broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
The DS8x192 module is designed to work with Casa's C100G and C40G CCAPs.
Casa competes against Arris, Cisco and others major equipment suppliers to the global cable industry. In the first quarter, IHS found that Casa commanded 18 percent of the global market for CCAP, CMTS and Edge QAM hardware, behind Cisco and market leader Arris. Jeff Heynen, IHS' research director for broadband access and pay TV, noted that Casa entered the market last year and has managed to steal share from Cisco. Thus, the Casa's latest customer victory with Wave could help maintain the company's momentum. Wave is the nation's twelfth largest MVPD operator by subscribers.
- read this Casa Systems press release
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