KRBO: Delivering One Gigabit per Second Connectivity with the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, Service Provider Product and Solutions Marketing
KBRO, the largest cable television provider in Taiwan, has announced that it will use the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router to deliver one gigabit per second high speed internet connections to its customer base. Already known for its innovations and forward-thinking network architectures, KBRO is using the cBR-8 converged broadband router to modernize its infrastructure and improve its offering to its more than 400,000 subscribers
KBRO is not alone in recognizing the need to provide high-speed bandwidth to support the worldwide explosion of video traffic. To respond to this tremendous growth, cable operators must adopt new technologies and new ways of thinking. The Cisco cBR-8 is designed from the ground up to support high-speed Internet delivery as well as DOCSIS 3.1 and its associated levels of services over the current cable infrastructure.
Released in October 2013, DOCSIS 3.1 supports a new generation of cable services that meet the growing consumer demand for faster broadband connection speed. With the DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities built into the Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband Router, KBRO can immediately expand to Gigabit or multi-Gigabit services. The Cisco cBR-8 provides DOCSIS 3.1 capacity and scaling in a fully converged broadband data and video platform. It’s also the only platform on the market designed to support full DOCSIS 3.1 capability while maintaining support for DOCSIS 3.0 services simultaneously – a very important feature important when it comes to real world deployments.
“Cisco is pleased that KBRO is the first Taiwanese cable operator to transform their business by deploying the cBR-8,” said Kelly Ahuja, Senior Vice President, Service Provider Solutions, Cisco. “We are working closely to help ensure the company is meeting the requirements of its customers with greater agility, massive bandwidth, and higher service tiers.”