Implementing Cisco’s Converged Cable Access Platform (cBR-8)

cBR-8 is the next generation in Cisco’s series of CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) platforms. Cisco’s uBR 10K (Universal Broadband Router) previously offered industry-leading CMTS functionality – the cBR-8 is now Cisco’s flagship CMTS offering. The Cisco cBR-8 CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) CMTS provides many technology advancements and performance enhancements, while reducing the overall cost per subscriber. These advanced capabilities include: four times the capacity (number of cable modems/subscribers per CMTS) at double the speed of currently available DOCSIS 3.0 solutions (10K). The cBR-8 provides maximum flexibility for the future adoption of innovative network architectures including Remote PHY (RPHY), SDN, and Virtual CMTS (vCMTS). The cBR-8’s native support of DOCSIS 3.1 allows cable operators to deliver ultra-broadband services with maximum downstream speeds approaching 10 Gbps per subscriber and 1 Gbps upstream. Note: Cisco 10K supports all versions up to DOCSIS 3.0. cBR-8 supports up to 3.1.
Students should have foundational knowledge and/or experience with –DOCSIS principles of operation, and Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI).
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco CMTS and associated equipment. The primary audience for this course includes: Cable Operator Network Operation Center personnel, System Engineer/Integrator/Solutions support personnel, and Channel partners, resellers.
  • DOCSIS Primer
  • cBR-8 Architecture and Hardware Overview
  • Software Overview and MAC Domain Configuration
  • Bonding and Bonding Resiliency
  • Security Features
  • DOCSIS Load Balancing
cBR-8 Features
  • DOCSIS 3.1 Architecture
  • DOCSIS 3.1 Configuration
  • cBR-8 Modem Troubleshooting
  • Remote PHY Overview

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