Suddenlink bolsters 1 Gbps service push with deployment of Arris E6000 edge router

CHICAGO--Arris says that its E6000 high-density converged cable access platform (CCAP) has been deployed by Suddenlink Communications, enabling the operator to better offer its customers broadband speeds of 1 Gbps and faster.

The E6000 CCAP supports DOCSIS 3.0 with the capability of DOCSIS 3.1 expansion.

"The platform's density saves valuable space and power while delivering remarkable downstream and upstream capacity," said Bruce McClelland, president of network & Ccloud and global services at Arris. "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 1 Gbps and beyond. This is why our customers often tell us it is the perfect combination of cost savings, capabilities and quality."

Last August, Suddenlink announced the deployment of "Operation Gigaspeed," an initiative to roll out Internet speeds of 1 Gbps or higher across its entire footprint. 

The St. Louis-based operator pledged to spend around $250 million to support this push. 

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

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- read this Arris press release

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