Altice-SFR Sets 3Gbps on DOCSIS3.1 Field Trial in France

Altice-SFR Sets 3Gbps on DOCSIS3.1 Field Trial in France Image Credit: Altice

Following the successful launch of its Zive subscription video on-demand service, Altice group and its subsidiary Numericable-SFR (SFR) has begun a field trial for its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband service, using the Cisco cBR-8 converged broadband router.

In its recent Gigabit broadband service field trial in France using the Cisco cBR-8, Altice hit a record speed of more than 3Gbps per subscriber, as well as proving capabilities of more than 7 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth in the same cable segment. More bandwidth and flexibility in the network will help scale the delivery of the Zive 4K video content and further enhance customer broadband and video entertainment experiences throughout the Altice global footprint, said Altice in a statement.

Altice can now help its subsidiaries deliver faster Internet speeds to support high-definition and 4K video-on-demand services and offer a more immersive entertainment experience for their customers. Altice has deployed the cBR-8 across its markets in France and is rapidly progressing with the deployment of the cBR-8 across its U.S. entities and all Altice International companies.

Max Blumberg, CTO, Altice Group. 
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. We are excited to accelerate our deployment of the cBR-8 DOCSIS 3.1 technology across our European and U.S. entities. 

Yves Padrines, vice president, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco
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. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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