Cable Business Solutions

Profit from Business Services

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Add Revenue and Expand into New Markets

Generate higher margins and new revenues with comprehensive business service solutions from Cisco, including:

  • VPNs
  • Metro Ethernet
  • VLANs

Transparently deliver business services over the cable infrastructure with a reliable and high-capacity network that is simple, scalable, and cost-effective. It is also flexible enough to support advanced services so that you can offer an IP-based, rich-media user experience.

Cable solutions for business customers include:

  • CableLabs standards-based Ethernet service over DOCSIS: Offer Ethernet in more places using your existing DOCSIS plant.
  • Customer premises equipment (CPE)–based Ethernet over DOCSIS: Quickly launch Carrier Ethernet services at the customer premises.
  • Business cable voice and multimedia communications: Offer triple-play services and extend voice services to business customers.
  • Cisco Smart Business Communications System: Combine voice, data, autoattendant, video, security, and wireless capabilities.

Deliver Ethernet over Your Existing Cable Plant

Cisco offers a complete portfolio of CableLabs standards-based Ethernet solutions for personalized, ubiquitous services. With minimal investment, you can increase your customer base with Ethernet delivered over your existing cable plant.

These solutions use:

  • Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Routers for access
  • Cisco Model DPC2100 Cable Modems as the CPE
  • Cisco 7600 Series Routers for aggregation

The Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination system (CMTS) connects all the cable modems and performs 802.1Q encapsulation of Layer 2 VPN traffic.

Use CPE to Connect to the Ethernet

The DPC2100 cable modem resides at the customer premises. It provides the Ethernet network connection through the uBR10012 CMTS (1 and 2 in the figure) from sites A and B. The Cisco 7609 Router typically bridges 802.1Q trunks coming from various Layer 2 modems, as well as fiber-based links.

Point-to-Point Cable Model-Based Ethernet Service over DOCSIS

Cisco also offers Carrier Ethernet-based service management using the Cisco ME 3400E Series Ethernet Access Switches. This platform provides both you and your business customers Metro Ethernet Forum service management, and operation, administration, and maintenance capabilities.


Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router
This proven DOCSIS 3.0, Euro-DOCSIS, and PacketCable Multimedia–qualified CMTS is ideal for very high density data, voice, and video service deployments.

Cisco uBR7225VXR Universal Broadband Routers
This new CMTS, intended for emerging markets and Tier 2 and 3 cable networks, brings the power and reliability of the Cisco uBR7246VXR within reach of all cable operators.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Offer consumer and business services over a single Carrier Ethernet network with integrated, high-density Ethernet switching; carrier-class IP/MPLS routing; and 10-Gbps interfaces.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Deliver highly secure Internet and intranet access. All models include built-in security and up to two 10/100 Mbps built-in routed ports.

Cable Modems

Deliver Ethernet services at DOCSIS 3.0 speeds: 300+ Mbps downstream and 100+ Mbps upstream.

IP Phones

Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business
This series for small business eliminates multiple servers and combines voice, data, voicemail, automated attendant, video, security, and wireless capabilities.

Cisco Unified IP Phones 7900 Series
Cisco Unified IP Phones offer an array of models to meet the needs of different users. All models have advanced media endpoints, which create a better end-user experience.

Cisco 500 Series Wireless Express
Easily set up and manage your wireless network so that employees can stay connected whether at their desks, in conference rooms, or on the warehouse floor.

Wireless Services on Cisco 800,1800, 2800, and 3800 Series
Provide a complete, highly secure wireless infrastructure for branch offices, small and medium-sized businesses, wireless LANs, Wi-Fi hotspots, and remote offices and teleworkers.

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