Switzerland-based cable operator group Quickline has completed validation of CCAP video on cBR-8, and has launched live services with the platform, according to Cisco.
Cisco’s cBR-8 converged cable access platform is being used by Quickline to enable 21 operators to provide entertainment services for 400,000 customers.
Cisco launched the converged broadband access headend platform at the INTX show in the US last year, bringing previously stand-alone functions required in a cable hub into one smaller, more powerful box capable of delivering voice, data, and video traffic over a single port, according to the technology company.
The box is based on DOCSIS 3.1. According to Cisco, it enables cable operators to achieve savings in excess of 40% in capital and operating expenditure compared with other CCAP devices.
“As a cable operator, the cable is our number one asset,” said Remon Krebs, CTO, Quickline AG. “Therefore, the choice of technology partner for this crucial part of our business needed to be made very carefully. We are pleased to announce we have completely migrated to the Cisco cBR-8, and are moving full steam ahead to implementing table-based VOD this year, and thereafter embarking on the DOCSIS 3.1 journey.”