Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stimulating Broadband Tech: ARRIS Enables Korea's SK Broadband to Reach Over 100 Mbps on HFC Network

ARRIS Press Release via 11/03/09 - ARRIS Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that SK Broadband. Inc., Korea's leading integrated telecommunications company, has deployed the ARRIS DOCSIS® 3.0 C4 solution, bonding four Upstream Channels to deliver data speeds in excess of 100 Mbp/s to its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) customers. This will be the first regional high-speed data deployment where four Upstream Channels are bonded.

The ARRIS DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS solution consists of the C4 CMTS and WBM760 wideband modems, capable of delivering downstream data speeds up to 200 Mbps, along with carrier-grade voice service. The technology is based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard that supports both Upstream and Downstream channel bonding capabilities.

According to SK Broadband: "SK Broadband is very pleased to be able to offer our HFC customers ultra high-speed data service using the ARRIS C4 CMTS and its Upstream Channel bonding capabilities. Speed and availability are highly attractive attributes when competing for market share in an advanced telecommunications market such as Korea. Customers have become very demanding, and SK Broadband is proud to be the first to deploy this innovative technology."

"ARRIS was one of the innovators in the definition of Channel Bonding during the creation of the DOCSIS 3.0 specification," said Bruce McClelland, President, ARRIS Broadband Communications Systems.

"Our C4 CMTS solution has been supporting Channel Bonding in the field for some time and now, with expected changes in customer usage, we are very proud to be delivering greater upstream speed for SK Broadband. These technologies will permit SK Broadband and other MSOs to support anticipated bandwidth demands of the future."

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ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world.

The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers.

Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Chicago, IL; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Kirkland, WA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world.
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