are joining forces to bring broadband speeds up to 200 Mbps with live streaming of high-definition Internet Protocol video to the ANGA Cable trade fair. The ultra-high-speed service is delivered over NetCologne's hybrid fiber coaxial network using Euro-DOCSIS 3.0 standard compliant technology from Cisco. Visitors to NetCologne's and Cisco's showcase will be able to experience the future in broadband entertainment services, with access to multiple live streams of high-definition video and lightning-fast downloading of multimedia content.
High-definition video streams will be delivered to the ANGA trade fair from a Cisco IP-centric video headend based on the Cisco D9900 Digital Content Manager which NetCologne has deployed to multicast IPTV programming content across its network to both cable and DSL subscribers, and will soon make available to FTTB customers as well. "The advantage of video over IP is that we can serve all our customers from a single headend, across all access technologies," added Mr. Schwarzfeld. "It's a new approach to pay-TV that will make the quality of experience consistent for our customers."
For the demonstration, NetCologne is using a Cisco Euro-DOCSIS 3.0-compliant solution comprising the Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination system, Cisco edge QAM, Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and Cisco Model IPP430MC IP set-top boxes.