VOO, a leading Belgian cable operator and one of the fastest-growing cable operators in Europe, is deploying the Cisco cBR-8 converged cable access platform (CCAP) to give its residential and business customers faster broadband services. VOO provides digital television services to its customers, including HD and VoD, as well as Internet, fixed telephone, and mobile phone services.
According to Cisco, the cBR-8 CCAP with DOCSIS 3.1 broadband will help VOO increase its cable network capacity to support the demand for more Internet video and the growth of connected devices. DOCSIS 3.1 enables high-bandwidth Internet services to be delivered over existing cable TV infrastructure. It lays the groundwork for a new generation of cable services that meet consumer demands for more and faster broadband connections.
Cisco in its statement said that CableLabs, the cable industry’s nonprofit research and development lab is working on next steps to further evolve the DOCSIS 3.1 specification with new features. They recently unveiled the vision for ‘Full Duplex DOCSIS’ technology, which will deliver up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) upstream and downstream traffic using the same spectrum at the same time, doubling efficiency and capacity.