Arris Group Inc.
) unveiled its innovative converged edged router called E6000. The
newly introduced E6000 router will act as a powerful C4 cable modem
termination system (CMTS) of the company while it can be converted
into a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP). CCAP will help the
carriers to maximize bandwidth, simplify the operational structure
and evolve according to subscribers' demand.
E6000 will integrate edge QAM legacy video architecture and CMTS
DOCSIS IP network of Arris so that the cable TV operators can get a
readymade integrated-IP platform. The CCAP market is highly
competitive with incumbents like
Cisco Systems Inc.
) controlled Motorola Mobility, and
) to name a few. The largest two customers' of Arris, viz,
Time Warner Cable Inc.
) are gradually exploring CCAP. Comcast may deploy CCAP within some
of its footprint by the end of 2012.
Earlier, Arris unveiled an innovative and upgraded cable modem
termination system (CMTS). The new cable access module (CAM) will
be integrated with Arris' flagship C4 CMTS and will upgrade the C4
CMTS with 24 downstream ports immediately doubling the speed of the
existing 12 downstream port CMTS. The new upstream card will
complement the company's XD CAM, which supports 32 downstream
The new CAM will support S-CDMA technology enabling CMTS to
support upstream HFC capability. The existence of S-CDMA technology
will enable Arris' new cards to support upstream services in as low
as 5 MHz frequency and as high as 85 MHz. Thus, cable operators can
use more spectrums for future services in a cost effective manner.
One of the primary features of this product is that it can support
DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel bonding with IPv6 capabilities.
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