South Korean MSO travels 'FlexPath' on way to 100 Mbps

Thu, 11/09/2006 - 7:53am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

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.


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