Altice to Deploy Cisco’s Next-Gen Converged Cable Access Platform

Altice-to-Deploy-Cisco's-Next-Gen-Converged-Cable-Access-PlatformAltice has signed an agreement with Cisco to deploy a next-generation converged cable access platform (CCAP) across its multi-country footprint, with the first rollouts being done in France.

The deployment of this platform from Cisco allows Altice to build the foundation for a long-term evolution of its cable access architecture, by taking advantage of the advanced, massive DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of the Cisco Evolved CCAP solution.

With the DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of this new technology platform, Altice can scale the bandwidth offered to its growing broadband customer base up to 10 Gbps, across the fiber-deep access network of Numericable-SFR in France, and other operators within the group.

The embedded cloud and SDN-based technologies in the platform will provide Altice with fast innovation to better connect people’s everyday lives to the Internet of Everything. The platform will also allow Altice to offer, in the future, a new range of faster Internet speeds over its cable network, and bring a new paradigm of entertainment experiences to its customers.

Max Blumberg, chief technology officer, Altice Group said, “This step is part of our long-term 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.”

Brett Wingo, vice president and general manager, Cable Access, Cisco said, “Cisco is working closely with Altice to provide them with a CCAP platform offering D3.0 plus D3.1 designed for long-term investment protection and full spectrum video, to simplify the evolution of their cable access network. With this premier technology, they can cost-effectively deliver multi-gigabit services with massive bandwidth and rapid time to market.”

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