ARRIS Enables Kabel Deutschland to Achieve a World Record 4.7 Gbit/s Downstream Throughput Speed
SUWANEE, Ga., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany's largest cable service provider, has successfully field tested the combination of a EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0-based ARRIS C4® CMTS and 12 ARRIS Touchstone® Cable Modem CM820S' -- each accessing eight bonded Annex A (8 MHz) channels -- to deliver 4.7 Gbit/s of aggregated data throughput in the downstream. The tests were conducted on a real cable plant at a school in the city of Schwerin, Germany. Schwerin's cable plant was recently upgraded by KD to 862 MHz, and the 4.7 Gbit/s field test was based on the use of currently available standards, technology and hardware. Kabel Deutschland has been an ARRIS CMTS customer since 2007.
"Our field test with ARRIS, with an aggregate download capacity of well over 4 Gbit/s, was a complete success and underlines the unique selling proposition of our cable network as the only extensive ultra-fast network in the German broadband market," said KD Chief Technology Officer Lorenz Glatz. "Using this technology, a feature length movie could theoretically be downloaded in 8 seconds – at speeds faster than a standard laptop or modem can even process – demonstrating that today's broadband cable network is already a high performance and sustainable infrastructure offering huge untapped potential."
"This demonstrates that today's HFC plant has the capacity to deliver a full IP video load, and that the entire HFC plant can be converted into one or more enormous pipes to meet future consumer bandwidth demands, using current technology and networks," noted Tom Cloonan, ARRIS CTO, Network Solutions. "We congratulate Kabel Deutschland on pushing through existing barriers to deliver their customers the services of tomorrow, today."
For more information on the ARRIS C4 CMTS, visit: www.arrisi.com/get/c4
For more information on ARRIS Touchstone CPE, visit: www.arrisi.com/get/touchstone
About Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition and analog TV, pay TV and DVR offerings, video on demand, broadband Internet (up to 100 Mbit/s) and fixed-line phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner. The publicly listed company (MDAX, MSCI Europe, Stoxx 600 Europe) operates the cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies its services to approximately 8.7 million connected households. As per end of fiscal year 2010/2011, Kabel Deutschland had approximately 2,800 employees. In fiscal year 2010/2011 (12 months ended March 31, 2011), the Company reported revenues of EUR 1,599 million and an adjusted EBITDA of EUR 729 million.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Waltham, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.
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