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Cisco Systems Inc. is introducing two new major products to its Internet protocol-based next-generation architecture, both aimed at helping platform providers, including cable companies, cope with the demands of rising amounts of video on their networks and the coming growth of wireless devices that will perform services like retrieving e-mail from broadband accounts.
One product is an IP dense wave-division multiplexing platform. The other is a session border controller and associated media gateway for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) applications and non-IMS applications.
GETTING 40 GIGABITS
Cable companies, including Comcast, have been delivering on-demand video streams using Internet protocol for several years. In most cases, operators have installed 10-Gigabit dense wave-division multiplexing technology to speed those video …