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Bright House Networks Deploys Cisco Network Convergence System To Support Cloud-Based Business And Residential Services

TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright House Networks, the sixth-largest owner and operator of cable systems in the United States, announced today the deployment of the Cisco® Network Convergence System (NCS), a network fabric family designed to serve as the foundation of a massively scalable, smarter and more adaptable Internet. The Cisco NCS enables Bright House Networks to support cloud-based, managed services for businesses, such as hosted voice, call center, application and infrastructure-as-a-service. The Cisco NCS also supports Bright House Networks' managed security, network transport, Wi-Fi and traditional voice and data services to business customers.

Bright House Networks is the first cable operator to deploy the Cisco NCS 6000, which offers the industry's first 1 terabits per second (Tbps) line card with the capability of transporting up to 5 Tbps per slot and a total system capacity of 1.2 petabits per second (Pbps) in a multi-chassis configuration to support a converged Internet Protocol (IP) and optical environment.

The Cisco NCS 6000 delivers programmability and virtualization capabilities that enables Bright House Networks to accommodate growing network traffic and seize the opportunity created by trillions of programmable device-driven events and generated by the Internet of Everything (IoE), the networked connection of people, data, processes and things.

The deployment of the Cisco NCS 6000 by Bright House Networks enhances and future-proofs the network architecture that underpins a growing and vibrant set of products focused on business customers. This network collaboration between Bright House Networks and Cisco enables highly-effective performance reliability and end-to-end service accountability—with next-generation Cisco solutions anchoring the Bright House Networks core, edge, last mile, customer premise, as well as indoor and outdoor WiFi coverage. The Cisco NCS also allows Bright House Networks to rapidly and flexibly scale network solutions to meet the growing demands of high-bandwidth data networks and cloud-service adoption by business customers.

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