Arris Group Inc.
) declared that all its C4 cable modem termination system (CMTS),
which are deployed by
) are now IPv6 compatible. It was crucial for Comcast to deliver
uninterrupted IP-based services as the existing IPv4 address
space is quickly approaching exhaustion. Comcast is the largest
client of Arris. Comcast and
Time Warner Cable Inc.
) generated over 52% of the total revenue of Arris, in the last
IPv6 Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), Prefix Delegation and
Prefix Stability are some of the major features of IPv6 protocol
stack which Arris' C4 CMTS platform supports. In the fourth
quarter of 2012, the company shipped 105,246 C4 CMTS downstream
ports. In 2012, Arris shipped the majority of customer premises
equipments (CPE) for the cable TV industry, which are DOCSIS 3.0
A recent report of Infonetics Research Inc. stated that Arris
commands 29% of market share, far ahead of its nearest rival
Cisco Systems Inc.
), which holds 15% market share.
Arris further launched an innovative and upgraded CMTS. The
new cable access module (CAM) is integrated with Arris' flagship
C4 CMTS, which was upgraded with 24 downstream ports that
immediately doubled the speed of the existing 12 downstream port
CMTS. The new upstream card complements the company's XD CAM,
which supports 32 downstream ports. One of the primary features
of this product is that it can support DOCSIS 3.0 upstream
channel bonding with IPv6 capabilities.
Moreover, the newly introduced E6000 router will act as a
powerful C4 CMTS of the company while it can be converted into a
Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP). Arris is expected to
generate revenue from E6000 in the first quarter of 2013.
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