The definitive guide to PacketCable network design, provisioning, configuration, management, and security Comprehensive guide for the latest information on emerging Cable IP standards Includes extensive coverage of VoIP protocols in PacketCable networks Learn from case studies, sample network designs, and sample configurations using real-life examplesPacketCable networks use Internet protocol (IP) technology to enable a wide range of multimedia services, such as IP telephony, multimedia conferencing, interactive gaming, and general multimedia applications. Such business and residential services delivered over a cable infrastructure is a natural extension of a cable network and is a key component of the cable industry's business growth strategy. The cable industry need for knowledgeable engineering professionals is expected to increase dramatically. PacketCable Implementation will supply IP networking information to those versed in cable video networks and help those deploying cable IP networks understand the ramifications of deploying PacketCable service on the cable network. Real-world case studies, tips, sample configurations, and sample network designs are included in this book. Tables and charts in every chapter will serve as quick and easy references to key points and each chapter will close with a summary section and chapter review questions, which will assess the readers understanding of the subject matter.Jeff Riddel, CCIE No. 12798, is a network consulting engineer from Cisco Broadband Advanced Services. He has several years of experience providing broadband consulting and testing expertise to all the major US cable companies (Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision, and Charter), as well as several international cable companies. Jeff has also worked on various Cisco VoIP products and solutions.Riddel, Jeff is the author of 'Packetcable Implementation ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781587051814 and ISBN 1587051818.