Cisco launches CCAP platform, names Altice as key customer

Cisco has begun commercialising its new cBR-8 CCAP-based, DOCSIS 3.1-ready cable platform and has revealed that Altice and Comcast are among the first customers for the product.  According to Cisco, the cBR-8, which it describes as a hub-in-a-box, integrates previously standalone functions required in a cable hub. The company claims the product could enable savings […]

Altice taps Cisco for DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP upgrade

Cisco has struck a deal with Altice to provide its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled CCAP cable access platform across its cable properties internationally, with the first rollout scheduled for Numericable-SFR in France.  The upgrading of Numericable-SFR’s network to DOCSIS 3.1 will enable it to offer services of up to 10Gbps across its fibre-to-the-last-amplifier footprint. “This step is […]

DOCSIS channel shipments pass 1 million

DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter, marking the first time the figure exceed 1 million in a single quarter, according to Infonetics Research. The new study claims that the combined CCAP and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments in Q2 easily beat last quarter’s record, and that “the velocity of […]

Liwest deploys Arris CCAP platform

Austrian cable operator Liwest is using technology provider Arris’s CCAP-based E600 converged edge router to deliver 250mbps internet speeds, with plans to offer a 1Gbps service in the future. “At Liwest, we are committed to providing the ultimate broadband experiences to our subscribers,” said Hubert Riedl, vice-president products and services at Liwest. “The Arris E6000 […]

CCAP sales rise 177% in first quarter

Sales of CCAP (converged cable access platform) equipment climbed by 177% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2014, marking a “dramatic shift” in cable operator spending, according to Infonetics Research.  Rising CCAP spend was at the expense of “the bedrock of cable broadband” CMTS (cable modem termination systems), which saw revenues drop 76% sequentially. “Cable operators are on […]

Unitymedia KabelBW taps Arris for CCAP edge router

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW has deployed Arris’s E6000 Converged Edge router, the company’s CCAP platform. Arris said its E6000 now delivers services to over two million subscribers globally. “Arris and Liberty Global have a long-term relationship during which we have deployed Arris broadband infrastructure solutions at Unitymedia KabelBW to efficiently grow our […]

Stofa looks to 4K, move to digital with Cisco CCAP

Danish cable operator Stofa has deployed provider Cisco’s modular CCAP technology platform, making it the first European operator to move towards the convergence of digital video and data on a common access infrastructure. The deployment of Cisco’s CCAP platform will, according to Cisco, enable Stofa to handle broadband traffic and video-on-demand within the same access […]

Arris makes its CCAP platform generally available

Technology company Arris has made its new E6000 converged edge router generally available. According to Arris, the E6000 has the capabilitity to realise the vision of the Comcast-sponsored CCAP initiative, which is designed to bring about a much denser headend infrastructure with the convergence of data, voice and video delivery. The device is currently configured […]