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It really depends on what features you are after.  I've demo'd one of the small 1/2RU C-DOCSIS CMTSs, and they certainly work.  For us though it was a non-starter as we needed support for DSG and it didn't have it.  If all you are after is basic internet connectivity there is Pico Digital, Vecima, Sumavision, as well as others.  Many of the C-DOCSIS CMTSs seem either only support, or are more often meant to support layer 2 operations where the routing happens upstream from the CMTS.

Graham Johnston
Network Planner
Westman Communications Group
johnstong at westmancom.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Colton Conor
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:00 AM
To: Daniel Corbe
Subject: Re: Cable Operator List

Well, maybe NANOG's not a bad place for this post then! I would like to
know more about the data-only side of CMTS systems, and who the main
vendors are.

We have MDU properties where there is either old inside CAT3 phone wire, or
coaxial cable. We have looked and are very familiar with the multiple
technologies that work over phone lines namely VDSL2 and G.FAST. However,
using the coaxial cable seems to be a much better solution than using the
phone wires.

So I am looking for compacts, low cost CMTS systems. Based on the specs, I
am looking for something at least DOCSIS 3.0 capable, with at least 16X4
output. Something with the ability to upgrade to software upgrade to DOCSIS
3.1 would be nice, but I doubt that would be a low cost solution.

Whats out there for small operators that don't want a large chassis based
system to feed an entire town with.

So far I have found the
http://picodigital.com/product-details.php?ID=miniCMTS200a which seems to
retail for under $5000.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Daniel Corbe <dcorbe at hammerfiber.com> wrote:

> > On Feb 2, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Are there any mailing lists out there dedicated for cable/MSO type
> > operators?
> >
> I'm curious about this too.
> I?m not a cable operator (in that I haven?t successfully registered for a
> cable franchise yet) but I do operate a docsis network and I?ve
> successfully negotiated the treacherous waters of obtaining and providing
> content to my users.
> I?m still a bit green behind the ears but I could probably offer some
> measure of assistance if you have a specific question.
> -Daniel