Cisco CCAP enables Comcast and Altice to launch 10 Gbps Internet

Cisco has unveiled cBR-8, Evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) – enabling broadband operators to launch 10 Gbps Internet access.

Promising full DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities and 10 times the speed and capacity of any existing product, the cBR-8 cost-effectively scales from today’s 1 Gbps speeds to 10 Gbps by eliminating the need for multiple system rewiring, said Cisco.

Cisco said cBR-8 integrates the previously stand-alone functions required in a cable hub, delivering the industry’s first hub-in-a-box solution. Cable operators can achieve savings that could exceed 40 percent of capital and operating expenses over five years, compared to other CCAP platforms.
The cBR-8 DOCSIS platform can support the anticipated video and data services transformation over the next decade and beyond. In addition to DOCSIS 3.1, the cBR-8 will deliver distributed CCAP, full spectrum video convergence, and software defined networking (SDN).

Cisco is supplying cBR-8 to multiple cable operators; networks including Comcast and Altice.

Kevin McElearney, senior vice president, Comcast Cable, said: “Cisco’s cBR-8 will provide speed and capacity, enabling converged cable access architecture for multi-Gigabit services, increased scalability and improved operational efficiency to keep up with the growth of broadband and IP video traffic.”

cBR-8 is the cornerstone of the Cisco multi-access strategy for cable, which includes PON, SP Wi-Fi, SDN manageability.

Max Blumberg, chief technology officer, Altice Group, said: “We are building the next generation of fixed mobile converged networks. With a combination of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and migration to NFV/SDN, Altice will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology.”

Baburajan K
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