Arris begins selling second-generation E6000 CCAP upgrades


Amid a flurry of announcements made at the just-completed SCTE Cable-Tec Expo conference in Denver, Arris said that it is offering second-generation upgrades to the popular E6000 converged cable access platform. 

By swapping out several cards in existing modules and upgrading software, operators can increase the number of service groups and related channels they can handle without consuming more rack space. 

Arris said its second-generation E6000 modules increase service group density by 70%.


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Software upgrades make further channel density possible over time.

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For its part, Comcast has made the E6000 a key part of its DOCSIS 3.1 deployments.

“The Arris Gen 2 modules support our objective of efficiently expanding these popular services," said Dr. Robert Howald, VP of network architecture for Comcast Cable, in a statement. "The flexibility to be upgradeable to Distributed Access Architecture makes for a compelling addition to the E6000 platform."

Also at Cable-Tec Expo, Arris and Cisco highlighted  CableLabs’ OpenRPD standard for Remote PHY vendor interoperability.with a Remote PHY demo that showed Arris’ CCAP Core interoperating with Cisco’s Smart PHY Node, and vise versa.

Arris also showcased upgrades to its Wi-Fi optimization platform for large public venues, a product used by virtually every major U.S. operator save for Comcast. 

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