J:Com sticks with ARRIS for DOCSIS 3.0 gear
The pre-DOCSIS 3.0 version of ARRIS' wideband equipment will help J:Com deliver Internet service at downstream speeds of 160 Mbps and upstream speeds of 10 Mbps. Once the 3.0 spec is finalized and new DOCSIS 3.0 silicon becomes available, upstream transmission rates will nearly match downstream capabilities.
J:Com is calling its new high-speed service Net HighGrade; it will be available beginning this month. Initial service deployments are in the Kansai area at the Minami Osaka, Izumi, and Izumi Ohtsu systems.
J:Com has been one of ARRIS' largest CMTS customers since 2004. The operator had 2.62 million customers as of December 31, 2006.