South Korean MSO travels 'FlexPath' on way to 100 Mbps
Hyundai Communications and Network (HCN) of South Korea is increasing Internet access speeds beyond the magical 100 Mbps mark by enlisting some pre-DOCSIS 3.0 technologies from ARRIS.
HCN, with 1.1 million video subs, is the third largest cable MSO in the ultra-competitive South Korean broadband market. It is deploying a channel-bonded cable modem platform based on ARRIS' pre-3.0 "FlexPath" platform, which features its flagship Cadant C4 cable modem termination system and WBM650B wideband cable modem.
"This deployment represents a big step toward meeting the Korean Ministry of Information and Communications' IT 839 strategy of building a converged network to deploy 100 Mbps ubiquitous wideband service in Korea," said HCN Operational Director Jong-Myung Joo, in a statement.
ARRIS scored the deployment with the help of AJin Techline, a Korean Value Added Reseller.
HCN marks the second MSO in South Korea to employ FlexPath. KCTV JEJU Broadcasting of Jeju Island was the first. ARRIS announced that trial in September.