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Suddenlink Plugs in Arris’ CCAP

Suddenlink Communications has begun to roll out the E6000, Arris’s flagship, high-density converged cable access platform (CCAP) that supports DOCSIS 3.0 today, and will be  upgradable to DOCSIS 3.1, cable’s emerging multi-gigabit IP platform.

With the E6000 (pictured), Suddenlink can provide customers with high-speed data services of 1Gbps and beyond, Arris noted.

Suddenlink’s deployment of the E6000 comes about nine months after the cable operator  announced “Operation Gigaspeed,” an initiative that will position Suddenlink to deliver 1-Gig speeds. At the time, Suddenlink said it will raise its top high-speed Internet speeds to 1 Gbps in 90% of its footprint by 2017.

"We're committed to providing consumers with the connected experiences they want, and as a result, our customer base is growing rapidly," Ivan Lamoureux, Suddenlink’s vice president of network engineering, said in a statement. "The E6000 CER is a key part of this commitment and our technology infrastructure."

The E6000’s “density saves valuable space and power while delivering remarkable downstream and upstream capacity,” Bruce McClelland, president of network and cloud and global services at Arris, added. “Most importantly, it protects customer investments, offering a clear path to the future transition to DOCSIS 3.1 and the ability to support data services of 1Gbps and beyond.”