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PacketCable Implementation by Jeff Riddel CCIE No. 12798

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Introduction

In recent years, cable providers or Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs) have made a substantial investment in upgrading their existing infrastructure into a bidirectional Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) system capable of providing reliable high-speed Internet access and digital cable television. The bidirectionality component permits the transmission and receipt of IP packets, and it is this IP over cable network that enables the MSO to expand 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 ...

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