Arris announced a set of new business deals, including orders for its edge routers from both GCI and WOW, and a purchase of a range of headend equipment from Netia in Poland.
GCI has already deployed the Arris E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to enable faster content delivery speeds and greater network coverage throughout Alaska.
The E6000 CER Arris’ next-generation headend platform, built to conform to the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) specification.
"As one of the first adopters, GCI is in a unique position to help transform how our subscribers access and enjoy their entertainment, everywhere," said Duncan Whitney, GCI vice president, data products. "The Arris E6000 enables us to deliver popular services like our high-speed Internet and Voice over IP, today, while scaling to tomorrow's entertainment experiences. As our preferred CMTS provider, Arris enables us choose the best path for bringing new IP services to our subscribers."
"The Arris E6000 CER powers smarter networks – delivering new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that enables converged services on today's broadband networks," said Bruce McClelland, Arris president, network & cloud, global services.
Separately, WOW! plans to use the E6000 CER to deliver faster speeds and greater network coverage to its more than 700,000 subscribers. \
WOW!' recently deployed the Arris Whole Home Solution with Moxi User Interface.
"Our subscribers need faster speeds and more entertainment and business services options than ever before," said WOW CTO Cash Hagen. "The Arris E6000 CER enables us to deliver popular services to meet our customers' needs today – as well as the assurance that it will grow and evolve with us as we continue to deliver new experiences in the future."
Netia, Poland's largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications has recently acquired cable networks, and is looking to upgrade the new systems.
To that end, Netia, has placed an order for Arris’ C4 CMTS and other headend equipment. The C4 CMTS positions Netia to operate more profitably and compete more effectively by satisfying subscriber and corporate demand for new services, higher speeds, and superior service quality.
Netia also ordered headend optics, optical nodes, and amplifiers.