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Following the successful launch of its Zive SVoD service, Altice has begun a field trial for its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband service with SFR in France, using the Cisco cBR-8 converged broadband router.
In less than one year, Altice has deployed the cBR-8 across its markets in France and is rapidly progressing with deployment of the cBR-8 across its U.S. entities and all Altice International companies.
Altice can now help its operators deliver faster Internet speeds to support high-definition and 4K video-on-demand services and offer a more immersive entertainment experience for its customers.
In its recent Gigabit broadband service field trial in France using the Cisco cBR-8, Altice hit a record speed of more than 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) per subscriber, as well as proving capabilities for more than 7 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth in the same cable segment.
More bandwidth and flexibility in the network will help scale delivery of the Zive 4K video content and further enhance customer broadband and video entertainment experiences throughout the Altice global footprint.
“The Gigabit field trial with SFR in France validates the significant transitions we are making with our cable networks to offer a host of unique entertainment experiences,” said Max Blumberg, CTO, Altice Group. “We are excited to accelerate our deployment of the cBR-8 DOCSIS 3.1 technology across our European and U.S. entities. With this technology, we are proving we will have the speed and efficiency it takes to support the uber-connected lives our customers lead.”
“Our cBR-8 solution was designed to support customers like Altice who are pioneering a global DOCSIS 3.1-ready network that can offer subscribers more of everything with up to 10 Gbps speeds,” said Yves Padrines, vice president, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco. “With its embedded cloud and SDN-based technologies, the cBR-8 will help support the extreme pace of innovation Altice is setting to better connect people to the Internet of Things.”