Thursday, May 15, 2008

Comcast Awards DOCSIS 3.0 Contract to Arris

Comcast awarded a purchase agreement to Arris

for its latest generation DOCSIS 3.0 C4 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) chassis supporting downstream speeds of up to 160 Mbps using channel bonding technology. Arris said a graceful enhancement process allows the cost-effective introduction of this major technology upgrade to the existing installed base of C4 CMTS. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In April 2008, Comcast launched "wideband" Internet service at up to 50 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream in its first market -- the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. The service leverages DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Comcast said it expects to deliver even faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps to its customers over the next two years with the capability of delivering higher speeds of 160 Mbps or more in the future.

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