Cisco has launched the industry’s first Evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) capable of running internet access of 10 Gbps.

The cBR-8 offers full DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities and 10 times the speed and capacity of current product lines. It integrates the previously stand-alone functions required in a cable hub, delivering what Cisco says is the industry’s first “hub-in-a-box” solution, helping to enable cable operators to savings that could exceed 40% of capital and operating expenses over five years, compared to other CCAP platforms.

“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, Altice will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology,” said Max Blumberg, chief technology officer, Altice Group, the French operator that is already receiving the product.

In addition to DOCSIS 3.1, the cBR-8 will deliver distributed CCAP, full spectrum video convergence, and software defined networking (SDN).