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Cisco to help Portuguese telecom service provider for convergence of IPTV

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NEW DELHI: Cisco is to join Portuguese telecom service provider NOS for convergence of Internet Protocol (IP) video services and broadband.

Cisco will provide IP-delivered video services of NOS that offers mobile and 4G networks, covering more than 90 per cent of the Portuguese population, and free internet at more than 600,000 hotspots in Portugal and 12 million across the world.

Cisco in a statement said its technology will enable the Portuguese mobile service provider to offer video and broadband (DOCSIS) services over a single access infrastructure. The strategy will be enabling optimised network usage and reduced operational expenses. Cisco does not share specific details on reduction in Opex.

By combining delivery of video and broadband services with the Cisco Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), NOS can manage its infrastructure to address varying demands on its digital video and IP traffic. Moreover, Cisco said its Evolved Services Platform will support NOS to provide software orchestration that manages the capacity migration from video into DOCSIS on the Cisco CCAP platform.

Cisco said its CCAP will provide operational simplicity, service velocity and scalability for NOS cable business.

The deployment includes the Cisco Universal Broadband Router uBR10K, 3G60, RF Gateway 10 and DS384 line cards, Cisco said.

CTO of NOS Miguel Veiga Martins said: “By converging IP delivered video services and broadband access network, we can invest the right capacity in the right places at the right time. Cisco’s CCAP solution has proven to provide us with the operational efficiency that we need to ensure that we can continue to offer innovative experiences to our subscribers.” 

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