Altice selects Cisco’s converged cable access platform

28 Apr 2015

Altice Group has selected Cisco to deploy a next-generation converged cable access platform (CCAP) across its multi-country footprint, with the first rollouts to be completed in France. The deployment of Cisco’s platform will allow Altice to build the foundation for a long-term evolution of its cable access architecture by taking advantage of the advanced DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of the Evolved CCAP solution. The new platform allows Altice to scale the bandwidth offered to its broadband customer base up to 10Gbps, across the fibre access network of Numericable-SFR in France, and other operators within the groups’ footprint. The solution will also allow Altice to offer a new range of faster internet speeds over its cable network in the future.

Altice Group’s CTO Max Blumberg said: ‘This step is part of our long-term investment strategy. We are building the next generation of fixed mobile converged networks. With a combination of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and migration to NFV/SDN [network functions virtualisation/software-defined networking], Altice will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology.’

TeleGeography notes that Altice Group operates in France (Numericable-SFR), Belgium and Luxembourg (Numericable), Portugal (Cabovisao and Oni Communications), Israel (HOT Telecommunication Systems), Dominican Republic (Orange Dominicana and Tricom) and French Overseas Territories (FOTSFR, Outremer Telecom and Mobius).