Cisco for NOS’s IP services

Cisco has announced that following the success of NOS’s IP video services, the Portuguese service provider has successfully validated Cisco technology to enable the efficient delivery of video and broadband (DOCSIS) services over a single access infrastructure, enabling optimised network usage and reduced operational expenses.

According to a report from Ovum, only four months after launch, 94 per cent of NOS Iris subscribers were actively using additional cloud video services. This, in conjunction with growth in Internet traffic, has significantly increased pressure on NOS’ broadband infrastructure, creating the need for a flexible network approach.

By combining delivery of video and broadband services with the Cisco Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), NOS will be able to efficiently manage its infrastructure to address varying demands on its digital video and IP traffic. Utilising the Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP) to provide software orchestration that manages the capacity migration from video into DOCSIS on the Cisco CCAP platform, NOS will be able to move capacity between video and broadband services, providing greatly improved service agility.

Miguel Veiga Martins, CTO, NOS, commented: “We have seen consistent growth in our IP delivered video services since the launch of our Iris platform, which has in turn increased pressure on our broadband access network. By converging the two, we are ensuring that 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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