Cisco cBR-8 Converged Cable Access Platform continues global impact

Philadelphia, SCTE Cable Tec-Expo 2016, September 27, 2016 — The explosion of new over-the top (OTT) video service and consumer devices continues to place huge demand on cable access networks. Operators need more capacity, Gigabit speeds and an IP network that is more agile, elastic and virtualized to continue to deliver the best quality entertainment experiences for their customers. Key technologies such as SDN, NFV, DOCISIS, and Gigabit services, which are key themes at this year's event, offer the capabilities to address these challenges.

With these trends in mind, Cisco launched its cBR-8 Converged Broadband Access Platform. In just over a year's time, more than 100 service providers globally are reaping the benefits of the platform, achieving savings that could exceed 40 percent of capital and operating expenses over five years, compared with other converged cable access platforms (CCAP).

Today we announce, Cablevision Argentina is now deploying the cBR-8 to achieve higher density and capacity for its broadband network. This deployment will enable them to support DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities and offer Gigabit or multi-Gigabit services to their subscribers.

As one of the largest multiple system operators and the fastest growing broadband provider in Latin America, with more than 3.5 million video subscribers and 2.2 million broadband subscribers, Cablevision Argentina is accelerating the migration towards a converged access platform. They will deliver best-in-class broadband and video services using cBR-8 and next-generation HFC. This technology will allow them to reduce infrastructure cost and increase ARPU by offering more services based on higher bandwidth using DOCSIS 3.1, and support SDN and future virtualization.

"With this explosion of IP and video traffic, we want to continue to invest in building a more reliable network for our customers to support this growth and to offer quality experiences," said Gabriel Carro, Cablevision Argentina's engineering manager. "We are confident in working with Cisco and deploying their cBR-8 technology to deliver a more agile, scalable and faster network."

"We want to empower service providers such as Cablevision Argentina to scale economically to deliver more capacity and best-in-class services with much lower total cost of ownership," said Sean Welch, vice president, Cable Access BU, Cisco. "This is an exciting time in the cable industry with faster speeds, better experiences, and new operational efficiencies being unlocked by not just CCAP, but standards-based, open source solutions."

Cisco is architecting service provider networks of the future with greater automation, virtualization, and simplicity to enable service providers, broadcasters and web companies worldwide to transform and secure their networks, speed time-to-market and achieve profitable growth. A leading global provider of networking, security, cloud, mobility, and video technologies, Cisco is advancing how services and IoT experiences are created, delivered and consumed.

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