Light Reading

StarHub Taps Casa for CCAP

Alan Breznick
4/30/2014
50%
50%

Still riding an early wave of momentum in the emerging Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) market, Casa Systems has signed up a large Asian pay-TV provider for its next-gen version of the cable modem termination system (CMTS).

Casa Systems Inc. , a Boston-area startup that has jumped off to a quick start in the CCAP equipment sweepstakes, announced that it has landed StarHub as a customer for its C100G platform. StarHub, the second biggest wireline operator in Singapore with more than 530,000 video and 440,000 broadband subscribers, will replace all of its existing CMTSs with the Casa devices.

StarHub CTO Mock Pak Lum said his company, which will deploy the C100G throughout the island state, picked the C100G because it was "the best short- and long-term solution for us as it is highly scalable and gives us cost savings in operating the cable network." Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Casa, whose C100G device qualified as Light Reading's best new cable product of the year in 2013, is working to turn the cable headend box into a full-fledged, integrated CCAP device that can support both DOCSIS data and edge QAM video traffic streams. Most recently, Casa introduced an upstream module for both the C100G model and its older C10G CMTS that enables operators to widen their upstream path considerably, allowing them to leverage the greater upstream capabilities of the cable industry's new DOCSIS 3.1 spec for broadband services.

With the StarHub win, Casa has now announced CCAP deals with major cable operators in North America, Europe, and Asia. As a result, it has captured a disproportionately large share of the initial revenues in the market, which is worth only about $400 million now but is expected to reach nearly $2 billion globally by 2018 as operators replace their older CMTS and edgeQAM devices with more integrated, powerful, and efficient CCAP gear.

Casa competes most heavily in the emerging CCAP market with the cable industry's two much larger CMTS suppliers, Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). While Arris has also gotten off to a strong early start in the CCAP market with its E6000 platform, Cisco, the traditional leader in the CMTS area, struggled to get out of the gate with an integrated solution last year, and is now busily playing catchup with its planned next-gen platform. (See Arris Bags CCAP Deal in Germany and Cisco Makes European CCAP Score.)

Other equipment suppliers jockeying in the space include Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT) and CommScope Inc. , which are tackling CCAP from the edgeQAM device side of the business. Similar to Cisco, both Harmonic and CommScope have gotten off to relatively slow starts on the market so far.

— Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

(1)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
JonathanT231
50%
50%
JonathanT231,
User Rank: Light Beer
4/30/2014 | 11:25:03 PM
starting up
StarHub was always a fun to write about, with its rich history (including ties to Continental Cablevision) and wide ranges of services. Casa has its own history, going back to 2003. So just wondering... when does a start up stop starting up and just become a company?
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
Flash Poll
Live Streaming Video
CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
LRTV Custom TV
Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

2|4|16   |   03:52   |   (0) comments


The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
LRTV Custom TV
Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

2|4|16   |   01:28   |   (0) comments


Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
LRTV Custom TV
Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

2|4|16   |   31:50   |   (0) comments


Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

2|3|16   |   17:34   |   (0) comments


The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Shades of Ray
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

2|2|16   |   02:28   |   (0) comments


This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
LRTV Custom TV
Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

2|2|16   |   5:01   |   (0) comments


With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
LRTV Custom TV
Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

1|28|16   |     |   (0) comments


MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
LRTV Custom TV
Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

1|26|16   |   02:24   |   (1) comment


We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

For the full report, see

Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

1|22|16   |   13:36   |   (1) comment


At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
Between the CEOs
Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

1|21|16   |   10:26   |   (0) comments


At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
LRTV Interviews
Ireland's Data Dream

1|21|16   |   14:31   |   (0) comments


Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
LRTV Custom TV
Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

1|20|16   |   27:23   |   (0) comments


At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
Infographics
Cisco's latest VNI numbers suggest the world will be using 366.8 exabytes of data on smartphones and Internet of Things devices, up from 44.2 exabytes, in 2015.
Hot Topics
Alphabet Is Serious About Google Fiber
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/1/2016
Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 2/2/2016
Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
How Data Center Outsourcing Fuels AT&T NetBond Growth
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/3/2016
3.5GHz Startup Gets $22M for Small Cells
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/2/2016
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Webinar Archive
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
Animals with Phones
Happy Groundhogs for Technology Day! Click Here
Live Digital Audio

Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.