Belgian cableco VOO has completed trials of DOCSIS 3.1 broadband technology with Cisco, achieving gigabit speeds with the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Access platform. The cable operator says the deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 equipment will allow it to compete with the high speed services offered by the country’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) providers. The rollout is being carried out in partnership with Dimension Data, which has been enlisted to stage, configure, install and maintain the Cisco cBR-8 for VOO.
Meanwhile, VOO has contracted security and monetisation solutions provider Allot Communications to protect its network from security threats, gain greater visibility into the causes of traffic congestion and ensure high quality of service (QoS) levels for customers. VOO is deploying the Allot Service Gateway Tera and Allot ServiceProtector solutions to deliver network traffic visibility, analytics and security, alongside Allot’s CMTS congestion management solution, which provides real-time traffic monitoring and congestion analysis, as well as subscriber QoS assurance.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, VOO was formed in April 2006 as a cable services joint venture comprising Brussels-based BruTele and the Wallonia communications business of utility firm Tecteo.