ANGA COM 2015: Cisco inks DOCSIS 3.0 deal with Quickline AG

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 11 June 2015

Cisco has announced an agreement with Quickline AG to deploy its cBR-8 next-generation converged cable access platform (CCAP) across Quickline's network footprint, including 21 independent operators, in Switzerland.

Quickline's operator footprint provides services for 400,000 customers. In addition to scaling its current broadband network with DOCSIS 3.0 to offer higher-bandwidth, Quickline will use the DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities of the Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP platform to offer multi-Gigabit entertainment services.

"This decision to select the cBR-8 is part of our long-term investment strategy to build an advanced, next-generation cable broadband network for our partner operators in Switzerland," said Remon Krebs, CTO at Quickline AG. "With the scalability and operational simplicity of the Cisco cBR-8, we can continue delivering high-bandwidth services to ensure the best possible entertainment experiences for our subscribers."

The ability to serve all DOCSIS and video services across a single connector of a cBR-8 chassis brings significant operational benefits for Quickline operators, including simplifying the growth of their cable broadband network, transforming from CCAP video to all-IP services and establishing a path for virtualisation and SDN.

"The deployment of this innovative Evolved CCAP platform allows Quickline to utilise the advanced multi-Gigabit DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 technologies and converged video capabilities to build the foundation for a long-term evolution of its cable access architecture," Yves Padrines, vice president of cable, video and media at Cisco EMEAR.