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Casa Systems Rises At J:COM

Casa Systems said Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable operator, is deploying its DOCSIS 3.0-qualified C100G cable modem termination system (CMTS)  to support the MSO's rollout of a new broadband service that pumps out 320 Mbps in the downstream.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but Tokyo-based SCSK Co. ltd, a distributor for Casa in the market, assisted in the sale of the CMTS to J:COM, a company that is now owned by KDDI and Sumitomo Corp.  J:COM has more than 5 million subscribers and passes about 19.39 million homes in the Sapporo, Sendai, Kanto, Kansai, and Kyushu regions.

“We highly value Casa's architecture which makes it possible to utilize the latest technology in the market today and gives us a migration path to delivering next generation services without chassis upgrades, saving us capex and opex expenditures,” Kazuhiko Masuda, J:COM’s senior corporate officer, and GM of its technology unit, said in a statement. “The C100G’s ability to support both video and data made it the platform to completely conform to the CCAP specification.”

The win at J:COM continues a hot streak for Casa, which is supporting a full-fledged Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) implementation for Time Warner Cable in New York that is handling IP voice and data traffic as well as MPEG-based video traffic.