Cisco’s Converged Broadband Router (cBR-8) is a fully redundant, terabit-capable converged cable access platform (CCAP) that enables cable operators to increase bandwidth, offer higher service tiers, and deploy new applications and services with agility. It minimizes operational expenses, power requirements, and rack space in cable head-ends. It has industry-leading density and the ability to converge DOCSIS data, MPEG video, and IP video onto one system, providing a cost-effective path to a full CCAP and all-IP infrastructure. It also supports Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies for cable operators.
Some key features include:
- Carrier-class system with 99.999% availability
- N+1 RF switch for cost-effective redundancy
- Industry-leading routing capabilities
- Unprecedented and scalable capacity and throughput
It has unprecedented capacity and throughput, compact chassis design, scalability with Remote-PHY, and high-performance control plane. Cable operators can use the Cisco cBR-8 to provide increased bandwidth, higher service tiers, and improved flexibility in deploying applications and services. At the same time, it helps reduce operational expenses, power requirements, and rack space needed in cable head-ends.