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.