CMTS architectures have been evolving over the years, from the initial platforms with fixed upstream and downstream ratios to flexible integrated and modular CMTS.
Today, we are seeing the emergence of a new generation of converged CMTS + UEQAM called CMAP. This paper reviews various CMTS/CMAP architectures including integrated and modular options.
We then discuss migration strategies from today’s silo infrastructure to a single converged platform. From here we investigate potential future evolutions as the industry prepares for all IP video delivery.
We also look at the inclusion of application level services into these converged edge platforms to support new added value services.