J:Com, Casa Get the Urge to Converge…Services

Casa Systems said Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable operator, are getting a bit tighter on the tech front. 

Casa said J:COM will tap its C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP) for the convergence of its data and video services on a unified platform. CCAPs are high-density platforms that support both the functions of the cable modem termination system and the edge QAM. 

Last April, J:COM picked Casa’s DOCSIS 3.1-capable C100G to support the rollout of broadband service that topped out at 320 Mbps in the downstream. 

J:COM’s deployment of Casa’s CCAP began earlier this year. J:COM serves over 5 million households. 

“Casa has proven its ability to deliver fully converged, commercial services over a CCAP,” Kazuhiko Masuda, J:COM’s senior corporate officer and GM of the MSO’s technology unit, said in a statement. “Now, we will be able to provide both video and data over one platform while reducing OPEX and network complexity.” 

Casa, which has been chasing Arris and Cisco Systems in the cable access network market, also counts customers such as Mediacom Communications, Wave Broadband and DNA, Finland’s largest operator. Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications) has also been working with Casa.