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Cisco cBR Series Converged Broadband Routers

Generate More Revenue with Evolved CCAP

Compete in billboard data rates with multigigabit broadband services and offer revenue-generating, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) services to your subscribers. The Cisco cBR-8 is a next-generation Evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that helps cable operators support these services with the industry‚Äôs lowest TCO over the next five years.

Introducing the First Evolved CCAP

Introducing the First Evolved CCAP

Cisco cBR-8 delivers multigigabit and Internet-of-Everything services at a lower TOC to cable operators.

Key Benefits

  • Transform the network and business into a more agile architecture for future cable innovation
  • Increase subscriber value with a resilient and highly secure platform
  • Significantly reduce TCO


  • 20 times more capacity than current advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA)-based chassis offerings
  • Support for multigigabit DOCSIS 3.1 services
  • Convergence of multiple services that can be deployed at scale with over 96 channels per service group
  • Superior software resiliency with separate control and data planes
  • Distributed access architecture with remote physical (PHY)
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) support and a path to virtualization

Specifications at a Glance

Attribute Specification
Carrier-class system with Cisco ISO-XE3.15S Delivers 99.999% availability
Compact and dense CCAP 13 RU and 10-slot chassis
Service group scalability 64 service groups (56 with N+1) and up to 256 service groups with remote-PHY
Downstream capacity 768 unique D3.0 QAM per line card (6144 per chassis), plus a future capability for two orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) blocks per port
Upstream capacity 96 channels per line card, plus a future capability for two OFDMA blocks (96 MHz each) per port
Fully integrated and scalable platform allows higher-bandwidth new services deployment Over 1 Terabit backplane and 8 + 8 10 GE WAN ports and 80 + 80 Gbps WAN backhaul
Performance (forwarding) with service intelligence Up to 200 Gbps with features activated

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