Following a multi-phased trial, which included several operator locations and tens of thousands of live subscribers, Arris’ E6000 CMTS has reached general availability. This is worth noting as operators deploy IPv6. Pairing the protocol with the new CMTS gives operators channel density, both upstream and downstream.
Arris is also positioning it as a future-driven CMTS for DOCSIS 3.0 and CCAP. The E6000 builds on the C4 CMTS and can be upgraded via software to stay current with changing service demands. Other components include 1000+ DS capacity per chassis and increased flexibility to change service mix allocation without service interruptions and physically re-cabling the headend.
"Operators today are benefitting from the unrivaled efficiencies of the E6000 CER – in rack space, power consumption, cooling, advanced services and new applications,” said Bruce McClelland, pres of network and cloud global services.