Arris Touts Deployments of ‘Gen 2’ Modules for Flagship CCAP

Ahead of announcing its Q4 financial results later today, Arris said several of its MSO customers in North America and Europe are part of a first wave of operators that are deploying Gen 2 modules for the E6000, its flagship Converged Cable Access Platform.

The Gen 2 modules, announced last fall, enable MSOs to upgrade existing chassis with up to a 70% increase in headend service group density without eating up more rack space, Arris said. MSOs are also looking to those modules as they move ahead with gigabit services and move to distributed access architectures and remote PHY implementations.  

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The Gen 2 modules consists of the Downstream Cable Access Module 2 (DCAM-2), the Upstream Cable Access Module 2 (UCAM-2), and the Router System Module 2 (RSM-2).

Customers that have started to roll out Gen 2 modules include Comcast, Grande Communications, TDS Telecom, WideOpenWest, Liwest (Austria), NOS Comunicações (Portugal), and Toya (Poland).

Arris also announced that Ruckus Networks, the wireless-focused company acquired late last year, has signed a global OEM deal with Dell EMC. That deal includes access points, controllers, and Ruckus’s Cloudpath secure network access software, which can support access for bring-your-own-device, guest user and IT-owned device scenarios.

The deal also includes access to Ruckus-made IoT and CBRS LTE products.

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"The Dell EMC brand and market reach is complementary to our own and represents a significant path for growth for both companies across a range of vertical markets, including education, public infrastructure, the federal government and service providers,” Dan Rabinovitsj, president, Ruckus Networks, said in a statement.