Remote PHY (R-PHY) is a key component in the cable industry’s adoption of a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). This Deep Dive course examines Cisco’s deployment of R-PHY architecture and devices. Remote PHY (R-PHY) is a key component in the cable industry’s adoption of a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). DAA and R-PHY are foundational technologies for future innovative network architectures such as Virtual CMTS (vCMTS), Cloud Native Broadband Router (cnBR), and Full-duplex DOCSIS. R-PHY enables the migration of physical layer (PHY) functions (such as RF Spectrum generation) from the Headend to the network edge – leading to more robust RF networks. The deployment of DAA/R-PHY, coupled with DOCSIS 3.1, allows cable operators to deliver ultra-broadband services with maximum downstream/upstream speeds approaching 10 Gbps/1 Gbps respectively.
Students should have foundational knowledge and/or experience with: DOCSIS principles of operation, CMTS/CCAP platform – headend functions, and Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI).
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco Remote PHY and associated equipment. The primary audience for this course includes: Cable Operator, Network Operation Center personnel, System Engineer/ Integrator/Solutions support personnel, HFC Maintenance technicians, and Channel partners, resellers
- Distributed Access Architecture Concepts
- Remote PHY Architecture
- Deployment Considerations/Options
- RPD Initialization
- R-PHY Configuration and Monitoring
- Advanced Deployment Options