BigBand's M-CMTS reportedly makes it relatively inexpensive for Japanese cable operators to roll out services, such as high-speed Internet, and thereby enhance the subscriber experience.
The company said that Bay Communications and Cable Networks Akita have already begun rolling out high-speed data services to offer speeds up to 120 Mb/s, leveraging the Cuda-based M-CMTS with channel bonding.
LIWEST decided to deploy Cuda because it gives the company the flexibility to deploy cable modem and voice-over-IP services quickly and economically, with a migration path to advanced services, such as IPTV over DOCSIS, via M-CMTS
, said the head of telecom service of LIWEST.
I-CMTS delivers the benefits of DOCSIS 3.0 and flexible upstream to downstream ratios defined in the M-CMTS architecture along with all of the reliability, performance and management benefits of a traditional CMTS in a single package.
For operators with already deployed Euro-DOCSIS 2.0 systems, the ARRIS solutions preserve over 80% of the current capital, and minimize operational impacts associated with alternative M-CMTS implementations.
BigBand Networks Inc (NASDAQ: BBND), a provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, has said that it will demonstrate the ability of its modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) solution to deliver high-definition video-on-demand (VOD) and IPTV over existing DOCSIS cable modems at ANGA Cable, a trade fair for cable, satellite and multimedia, on 22-24 May 2007 in Cologne, Germany.
According to the company, BigBand's exhibit will highlight its M-CMTS solution's ability to increase broadband speeds to support high-definition, IP video at a lower cost than alternative methods.
These broadband multi-play products demonstrated the choice of technology solutions that ARRIS offers customers to support existing modes of operation, new service launches and emerging network architectures such as M-CMTS
and I- CMTS, wireless and FMC, and which let operators pay as they grow.
The modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) from BigBand Networks Inc, a provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, has been supplied to Multikabel, a cable operator in the Netherlands.
The M-CMTS solution uses DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding to increase the rate at which information travels to cable modems, while lowering the cost of providing cable modem service.
"We looked at a range of options and the BigBand M-CMTS architecture seems to be the best way to implement DOCSIS(R) 3.0 downstream channel bonding.
The M-CMTS and DOCSIS 3.0 specifications, developed by CableLabs(R) and EuroCableLabs, provide various tools to enhance network functionality, including significantly increasing capacity for IP-based traffic.