PacketCable Implementation

Book description

PacketCable Implementation

Design, provision, configure, manage, and secure tomorrow's high-value PacketCable networks

Jeff Riddel, CCIE® No. 12798

PacketCable networks use IP technology to enable a wide range of multimedia services, from IP telephony to interactive gaming and beyond. Because PacketCable-based business and residential services are central to the cable industry's strategy for growth, the industry's need for PacketCable expertise is expected to increase dramatically.

PacketCable Implementation is the first complete primer on PacketCable network design, provisioning, configuration, management, and security. Drawing on consulting experience with every leading cable operator, Jeff Riddel presents real-world case studies, sample network designs, configurations, and practical tips for all facets of PacketCable planning and deployment.

This book's end-to-end coverage has been designed for cable engineers and networking professionals with widely diverse backgrounds and experience. Topics covered include PacketCable specifications and functional components, multimedia terminal adapters (MTA) provisioning, call signaling, media streaming, quality of service (QoS), event messaging, security, and much more. Every chapter contains tables and charts that serve as quick, easy references to key points. Each chapter closes with a summary and chapter review questions designed to help you assess and deepen your understanding.

PacketCable Implementation brings together everything you need to know about cable networking to service delivery.

  • Discover the PacketCable "big picture," including key application opportunities

  • Learn about the latest generation of PacketCable standards and specifications, including PacketCable 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0

  • Understand the functional components of a PacketCable network and how they fit together

  • Walk step-by-step through provisioning, including protocols, flows, and MTA configuration

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of call signaling: message formats, Network-based Call Signaling (NCS), PSTN interconnects, Call Management Server Signaling (CMSS), and more

  • Implement efficient, high-performance media streaming

  • Deploy, analyze, manage, and troubleshoot a state-of-the-art QoS framework

  • Manage crucial network considerations, including lawful intercept

  • Introduction

    Part I Introduction and Overview of PacketCable

    Chapter 1PacketCable Overview

    Chapter 2 PacketCable Functional Components

    Part II MTA Provisioning

    Chapter 3 Provisioning Overview

    Chapter 4 Provisioning Flows

    Chapter 5 The MTA Configuration File

    Part III Call Signaling

    Chapter 6 Signaling Interfaces and MGCP Overview

    Chapter 7 NCS (Network-based Call Signaling)

    Chapter 8 TGCP and the PSTN Interconnect

    Chapter 9 Call Management Server Signaling Protocol (CMSS)

    Part IV Media Stream

    Chapter 10 Audio CODECs

    Chapter 11 RTP and RTCP

    Part V Quality of Service

    Chapter 12 DQoS Architecture and Framework

    Chapter 13 Analyzing, Implementing, and Troubleshooting DQoS

    Chapter 14 Multimedia Applications

    Part VI Network Considerations

    Chapter 15 Event Messaging and Lawful Intercept

    Chapter 16 PacketCable Network Design Considerations

    Part VII Appendixes

    Appendix A Standards and Specifications

    Appendix B Cable Monitor and Ethereal

    Appendix C Complete Call Flows


    This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

    Category: Cisco Press—Networking

    Covers: Broadband Multimedia

    Product information

    • Title: PacketCable Implementation
    • Author(s): Jeff Riddel CCIE No. 12798
    • Release date: February 2007
    • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
    • ISBN: 1587051818