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PacketCable Implementation by Jeff Riddel CCIE No. 12798

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Chapter 1. PacketCable Overview

This chapter introduces you to the PacketCable architecture and provides some background on the motivation driving the PacketCable initiative. The information presented here prepares you for the more technical information and case studies presented in the remainder of the book.

PacketCable Motivation

Cable providers or Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs) are expanding their competitive offerings in an effort to better serve their customers and increase revenue. High-speed data, video-on-demand, interactive gaming, videoconferencing, and telephony are some examples of these value-added services. PacketCable provides a framework MSOs can use to ensure the successful deployment of these services over a broadband cable ...

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