Polish service provider picks Arris’ E6000

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:24pm
Mike Robuck

Warsaw, Poland-based Netia has selected Arris’ E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to support its broadband service.

Netia, which is one of the largest telecommunications providers in Poland, said it picked the CCAP-based E6000 to support future roll outs of the cable industry’s DOCSIS 3.1 specifications. Netia will work with Arris reseller Vector to deploy the E6000 CER.

"With no legacy infrastructure to consider, we were able to demand the most capable and advanced solution on the market. We chose the Arris E6000 CER not only for its current technical capabilities and feature set, but also because it is a highly flexible platform," said Roman Kowalski, network planning and development director, Netia. "As we continue to disrupt the Polish market with our dynamic offering, we are delighted to have formed this partnership with Arris and Vector who we trust to deliver a high-performing and reliable service for our customers."

Netia’s cloud-based, online services cover 70 percent of the office buildings in Poland. It offers unified communications, Wi-Fi and HD video conferencing services.

"The Arris E6000 CER offers exactly what a future-oriented company like Netia needs to compete in the marketplace. It's a proven go-to solution for delivering high-speed broadband services and IP content today, but with the faculty to support tomorrow's shift to DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP," said Steve McCaffery, senior vice president, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Arris.

The E6000 is currently being used by some cable operators as a high-density cable modem termination system (CMTS) before migrating to a full CCAP (converged cable access platform) implementation. Other E600 customers include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, WOW!, Liberty Global and GCI. 

In May, Infonetics announced that Arris took the lead for worldwide CMTS and CCAP revenue the first quarter of this year. 

Arris released its second quarter earnings earlier this month. On the earnings call, Arris chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione said Arris’ bottom line could see a dip going forward due to the mergers of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and AT&T and DirecTV. There will also be a transition period because of the system swaps between Comcast and Charter Communications as well as the formation of SpinCo. 






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