Cable MSOs: Commercial Services

Commercial services bring cable multiple system operators (MSOs) new opportunities to increase top-line revenues and expand into new markets. The demand for commercial services among the small to medium business (SMB) market is growing, with some estimates that SMBs in North America alone spend more than $140B collectively per year on communication services.

The Alcatel-Lucent commercial services portfolio brings cable MSOs the capabilities and performance that customers demand. It also brings the scalability that cable MSOs need to meet the growing bandwidth demands of applications and cloud services.

EPON for MSO Solutions

With the Alcatel-Lucent high-capacity Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) solution, cable MSOs can cost effectively address the growing demand for commercial service speed in the 10 Mb/s to 1 Gb/s range. The Alcatel-Lucent solution leverages the DOCSIS® Provisioning of EPON (DPoE™) standard for smooth integration into the existing network of a cable MSO and its enterprise customers’ premises.

Metro Ethernet and IP VPNs

Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS products help cable MSOs evolve to packet-based network architectures to support IP VPNs. With IP VPNs, cable MSOs can provide voice, data and video services for businesses of all sizes.

Our IP VPN offerings use a common IP/MPLS network and service-aware management. They deliver Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services that meet small, medium and large enterprise needs.

Application-assured VPNs

Application–assured VPNs provide application reporting and optimization across the WAN. These capabilities help you maintain quality and performance for business customers. They become crucial as business-critical applications consume more bandwidth and cloud services grow in popularity.

Mobile backhaul and small cells

The Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul solution gives cable MSOs a significant new business opportunity by leveraging the fiber-rich network to offer wireless operators scalable and cost effective connectivity to their antenna sites. Additionally, through our Small Cell Certification Program, cable MSOs can open a new revenue stream by helping wireless operators accelerate the deployment of small cells, leveraging sites, rights-of-way and backhaul facilities already owned by the cable MSO.