SK Broadband to deploy Cisco cable access platform

SK Broadband internet
SK Broadband has selected Cisco to deploy converged cable access platform (CCAP) in Korea.

The strategy of SK Broadband, which has five million internet broadband subscribers, is to offer multi-Gigabit services cost-effectively.

The DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of the Cisco cBR-8 will assist SK Broadband to expand Gigabit or multi-Gigabit services to their subscribers across its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) access network, said Cisco at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

SK Broadband aims to build the foundation for a long-term evolution of its network architecture by deploying the Cisco platform. As part of an Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), the Cisco cBR-8 will enable cable operators to create new revenue models, simplify operations and deliver new revenue streams.

Jichang Yu, chief technology officer, SK Broadband Group, said the building of the next generation of HFC networks is part of its long-term investment strategy.

“With the combination of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and migration path to NFV and SDN, SKB will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology,” Yu said.

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