Bright House Networks Buys Cisco Routers To Expand Its Converged Network

Bright House Networks has chosen Cisco’s ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers platform to enhance its video, voice, data and mobile backhaul services.

According to the company, Cisco’s platform will allow it to expand its converged network in order to meet business and consumer requirements.

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest cable company in the US offering cable, high speed internet and home phone services.

The company says that the ASR 9000 will give it a technological edge over its competitors by giving it operational advantages and simplifying its network operations.

“Bright House Networks has been a long time Cisco customer. For the ASR 9000 specifically, Bright House had been evaluating this device since 2009, and began deployment in 4Q 2010,” Craig Cowden, senior vice president of Network Engineering and Operations at Bright Networks, said in a statement.

“Bright House believes that the ASR 9000 offers a robust service edge platform that facilitates true network and service convergence between network core and edge,” he added.

The company forecasts a four-fold increase in internet traffic in the next few years and wants to deal with its customers increased bandwidth requirements.