Xiamen CATV has decided to use BigBand Networks' (BBND) Cuda cable modem termination system and FastFlow Broadband Provisioning Management software to deliver high-speed data and IP video.

"BigBand's Cuda and FastFlow provide the foundation for Xiamen CATV to deploy an advanced IP services implementation that delivers rich content — including television programming and Internet content—reliably," said Xianjiong Liu, chief technology officer of Xiamen CATV. "BigBand Networks' programmable architecture allows Xiamen CATV to give its subscribers a powerful set of broadband Internet capabilities today, with the prospect of adding speed enhancements and other new features in the future."

Xiamen is using Cuda to make news, sports and other local video content available to subscribers on-demand, by delivering it over cable modems to TVs via IP-enabled set-top boxes. Xiamen serves more than 400,000 subscribers in southeastern China's Fujian province.

The operator decided in 2006 that it wanted to augment its traditional digital video services with high-speed data and IP video, and selected BigBand Networks' for its CMTS project. Xiamen selected Cuda in part for its support for key Ethernet functions that are designed to allow the CMTS to interoperate with the Fujian operator's other network equipment. The operator added BigBand's FastFlow software to configure its IP services for multiple subscriber profiles and devices.

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