School of Advanced Communications Technologies

Cisco cBR-8 CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) CMTS

Course-DescriptioncBR-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 cBR8 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. A single cBR-8 CMTS is capable of simultaneously delivering 500 HDTV channels, video-on-demand (VoD), and ultra-broadband services to 20,000 or more homes.

Note: Cisco 10K supports all versions up to DOCSIS 3.0. cBR-8 supports up to 3.1)

Course Goal

You will learn the cBR-8 architecture, deployment best practices, security features, and perform key configuration tasks during hands-on labs.

Course Prerequisites

Following are the strongly recommended prerequisites for this cable training course.  Students should have foundation knowledge and/or experience with –

  • DOCSIS principles of operation
  • Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI)

Target Audience

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
  • Channel partners, resellers