Swedish MSO first to deploy Prisma G10 CMTS
Com hem, Sweden's largest MSO, inked a deal to deploy Scientific-Atlanta 's Prisma G10, a next-generation cable modem termination system that adheres to both EuroDOCSIS and North American DOCSIS specifications.
Com hem, which serves about 1.4 million cable subscribers, said it will use the gear to offer higher bandwidth services to customers in Sweden's eight largest cities.
The deployment marks the first publicly announced one to emerge from a CMTS distribution deal S-A signed last September with the CMT's original developer, Pacific Broadband Communications, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in Nov. 2001 for about $200 million.
Under the distribution deal, S-A serves as the exclusive reseller of Juniper's CMTS chassis and CMTS line-card in North America and as its non-exclusive international reseller.
The Juniper/S-A CMTS received qualification for DOCSIS 1.1 last month following the completion of CableLabs' latest testing wave, and has received the green light for EuroDOCSIS 1.0.