Cisco has announced an agreement with SK Broadband to deploy a next-generation converged cable access platform (CCAP) across its national footprint. SK Broadband is a Tier 1 Internet broadband service provider in Korea with five million subscribers. With the DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of the Cisco cBR-8, SK Broadband can immediately expand Gigabit or multi-Gigabit services to their subscribers across its hybrid fibre coax (HFC) access network.
The deployment of this platform enables SK Broadband to build the foundation for a long-term evolution of its network architecture. As part of an Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), the Cisco cBR-8 will enable cable operators to create new revenue models, simplify operations and deliver new revenue-generating future and existing services.
Jichang Yu, chief technology officer, SK Broadband Group, commented: “This step is part of our long term investment strategy. We are building the next generation of HFC networks. With the combination of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and migration path to NFV and SDN, SKB will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology.”