Can asterisk be used by a cable tv operator to give voip


#1

WE ARE A CABLE TV,CABLEMODEM SERVICE PROVIDER IN ARGENTINA.WE PLAN TO GIVE LOCAL PHONE SERVICES TO OUR BROADBAND CUSTOMERS,USING ASTERISK AS SOFTSWITCH.
DOES SOMEONE KNOW OF A DEPLOYMENT LIKE THIS.


#2

Yes, this is possible and done by several providers. A recommendation would be to use SER/OpenSER (openser.org) as your primary SIP proxy that would then invoke Asterisk for applications such as voicemail, conferencing, etc. This gives you a great deal of scalability, have a look here:

voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+at+large

Of course there are many options and deployment possibilities. Some providers that use Asterisk are:

voipjet.com
teliax.com

And a whole list of others. Good luck!


#3

Instead of using SIP, a better aproach for a CATV operator is to implement Asterisk with MGCP (NCS) in order to comply with PacketCable specs and able to use standard cablemodem with eMTA like Arris and Motorola.


#4

rodo
do you think a solution like the one mentioned by you would be robust enough for a cable tv company giving service to 5000 lines.?
i am asking you this ,because our technicians have instaled asterisk in our isp noc and now we have 100 sb5120 motorola cablemodems installed and they can speak between them.
the subject is that my technicians are afraid a solution like this is not robust enough so as to use the platform to have thousands of suscribers.

we are a cable tv company in argentina ,in the city of bahia blanca.
we also give cablemodem service there,but we are new to telephone bussiness.
do you give technical support?


#5

Hi,

 I am a Private Cable TV operator.  I have a CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) running my CMs and a couple of T1s for bandwidth.  I've developed the provisioning software to work with the CMs and the ATAs.  I have Asterisk running and we are using Teliax (who is AWSOME BTW!!!!).  We currently use SIP devices (Sipura 2000 and 2100's).  They work great, but we'd really like to sell the phone service as phone service and not like a toy for geeks.  I want little old ladies to use it too.  Everything on our system is on battery and/or generator.  The SBV5120, and others in that seris, would really allow us little guys to maximize our income potential.  So in a nutshell, how can we get these packet cable NCS devices to work with Asterisk?  Technology is slow going here in mid Michigan and I'd like to pioneer it here.

Thanks,
Eric