Japan’s Izukyu Cable Selects ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router
Industry’s first deployment of converged edge router in Japan
Singapore, July 31, 2014 — ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that Izukyu Cable has selected the ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router (CER) to enhance its high-speed broadband services. The deployment of the ARRIS E6000 CER is a critical investment by Izukyu Cable to deliver immediate high-performance results, while also positioning them well for the future of DOCSIS 3.1.
Due to the unique topography of Izu Peninsula, where Izukyu Cable Network is located, to date the company has been focused on resolving poor broadcast reception. However, due to increasing competition resulting from the enhancement of the digital broadcasting and the emergence of “Triple Play”, Izukyu Cable decided to deploy the converged edge router for the first time in Japan. By doing so, instead of moving to FTTH, which is costly and is not suited for the topography, Izukyu Cable will be able to enhance performance of its services using its existing HFC infrastructure.
The deployment of the ARRIS E6000 CER is a pivotal point for Izukyu Cable to aggressively enhance high speed internet services as well as telecommunication services and move to DOCSIS 3.1 in the future.
Izukyu Cable is one of a growing list of service providers across the world benefiting from new levels of network capacity and efficiency afforded by the ARRIS E6000 CER – gaining a competitive advantage in delivering today’s services and the scale for driving tomorrow’s video and broadband experiences.
“The ARRIS E6000 CER provides us with a high-availability, high-performance solution with impressive scalability,” said Mr.Shogo Ozaki, Cable Life Enhancement Business Unit and Product Development Leader, at Izukyu Cable. “The decision to employ ARRIS E6000 for the first time in Japan is not just about the replacement of a CMTS, It would be challenging for us to move forward with FTTH due to cost and topography; therefore, to be able to utilize HFC is important. The future functionality of DOCSIS3.1 is also attractive. With the new solution, we will push forward with high speed internet and telecommunication services for our customers, which are critical to our business and will encourage everyone in our firm.”
“We are pleased to be working closely with our valued customer Izukyu Cable to support their transition to the next-generation with the E6000 CER, a first deployment of its kind in Japan,” said Rich Matsuo, Vice President, ARRIS, Japan. “As the industry’s leading CCAP solution, the ARRIS E6000 CER is capable of maximizing the return on investment because of its ability to support the deployment of future services due to its proven design, cost-effectiveness, and scalability.
The ARRIS E6000 CER delivers new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that enables converged services on broadband networks. The E6000 CER provides a high-availability, high-performance solution that supports a fully redundant design.
The ARRIS E6000 CER is based on the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) specification that enables cable operators such as Izukyu Cable to optimize IP content delivery. The ARRIS E6000 CER platform is the industry’s leading CCAP solution, providing service to millions of subscribers worldwide.
Izukyu Cable Network’s service area includes Shizuoka Prefecture’s Atami city, Ito city, Shimoda city, Higashi Izu Machi, Kawazu Machi and Yugawara Machi of Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to their cable TV business, they also provide periphery business such as a program planning, CM and advertising productions, communication network etc.
Izukyu Cable home paths are 55,875 households, connects 27,909 households.
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