Monday, November 23, 2009

Stimulating Global Broadband: ARRIS Rolls Out DOCSIS® 3.0 Broadband Access Across the Czech Republic

ARRIS Enables Czech Republic To Beat U.S. Wideband Penetration With National DOCSIS 3.0 Launch 11/23/09 Boston
- Proving the ongoing strength of the innovation-enabled American telecom equipment sector, ARRIS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced that it has deployed its DOCSIS 3.0 C4® CMTS via 4 multiple system cable operators (MSOs) across the Czech Republic.

Given the footprint of its in-country cable operator customers, the firm estimates that a full "..93% of the Czech Republic’s 1.2 million homes passed by cable are served" by the firm's wideband technology, according to a company press release of earlier today.

This national wideband penetration figure is particularly significant as most current analysis of the U.S. broadband market sees American operators reaching 100% of cable homes passed with DOCSIS 3.0 no sooner than 4 to 5 years from now. For example, a March 2009 report issued by Pike & Fischer covering only the U.S. domestic market projects "...
that the top cable operators will have DOCSIS 3.0 covering 100% of homes passed by the end of 2013."

Working with its Czech value added reseller (VAR), LICA s.r.o., the Suwanee, GA based broadband gear maker is rolling-out the DOCSIS 3.0 wideband service through operators Elsat s.r.o., BKS Capital Partners, Self Servis, and Kabelova Televize Koprivnice.

The ARRIS DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS solution consists of the C4 CMTS and WBM760B wideband modems, capable of delivering very high speed data service. The technology is based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard that supports both Upstream and Downstream channel bonding capabilities.
“We are most pleased to be able to provide our Czech Republic customers with the most reliable CMTS solution for their growing subscriber needs,” said ARRIS SVP EMEA Sales Claudio Cerioli. “European cable subscribers have come to expect the highest quality Internet experience and the ARRIS C4 CMTS has the availability, density and reliability that delivers.” 

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