Cisco today announced its deal with Altice to deploy converged cable access platform (CCAP) across several countries.
Initially, Altice will deploy Cisco CCAP solution in France to ensure a long-term evolution of its cable access architecture by gaining from DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities.
DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities allow Altice to scale the bandwidth to up to 10 Gbps, across the fiber-deep access network of Numericable-SFR in France, and other operators within the group.
The Cisco platform will also allow Altice to offer a range of faster Internet speeds over its cable network.
Max Blumberg, chief technology officer, Altice Group, said: “This step is part of our investment strategy. 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.”