Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mexico's Cablemas Expands CMTS Deployments with ARRIS

Cablemas, the second-largest cable television operator in Mexico serving 675,695 cable television subscribers, 159,732 high-speed internet subscribers, and 20,616 IP telephony lines, has again selected the ARRIS C4 CMTS and Touchstone E-MTAs to expand its network. Cablemas has previously deployed ARRIS technology to provide VoIP service to over 30,000 homes in cities including Cuernavaca and Tijuana, and anticipates launching the service this summer in additional cities where it now has franchises. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In August 2006, Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) granted local fixed telephony concessions to Cablemas in thirteen of the main cities in which it currently operates. These concessions will allow Cablemas to add telephony to the suite of directly-provided services, which already includes video and Internet. To roll out telephony services in these cities, Cablemas will enter into interconnection agreements with telecommunications firms.