GCI deploys ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router
Oct 30, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
ARRIS Group, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturing company, has announced that GCI, a provider of voice, data and video services, has deployed the ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router, or CER.
The ARRIS E6000 CER is a leading network and Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) component of the ARRIS portfolio that spans across the full cable ecosystem -cloud, network, and home. As more content and new services become available on more connected devices, the ARRIS innovative CCAP platform helps operators, such as GCI, scale to these challenges, while meeting the demand for more high-quality content anytime, anyplace on any device.
"As one of the first adopters, GCI is in a unique position to help transform how our subscribers access and enjoy their entertainment, everywhere," said Duncan Whitney vice president, Data Products, GCI. "The ARRIS E6000 enables us to deliver popular services like our high-speed Internet and Voice over IP, today, while scaling to tomorrow's entertainment experiences. As our preferred CMTS provider, ARRIS enables us choose the best path for bringing new IP services to our subscribers."
"The ARRIS E6000 CER powers smarter networks - delivering new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that enables converged services on today's broadband networks," said Bruce McClelland, President, Network & Cloud, Global Services, ARRIS.
"Our E6000 is scalable to deliver these capabilities and cost efficiencies for the world's largest to small-and mid-sized service providers. GCI has engaged an innovative solution to not only increase subscriber satisfaction and retention, but ultimately deliver game-changing entertainment and content services at faster speeds while using much less space and power."
The ARRIS E6000 CER offers: integrated, hitless RF fail-over, hot-swapping of cards, and field-deployment ready IPv6 support; ability to maximize revenue off a single chassis, with one of the highest densities per rack unit available; increased subscriber satisfaction and retention with a self-healing design that minimizes service outages; preservation of capital investment with a flexible platform that offers a "wire-once" architecture with software upgradeability and easy expansion via a mid-plane design; and ability to mix and match ARRIS cable edge products to create the optimum network configuration for deploying tomorrow's services with today's hardware.
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