The new customer will be announced at a press briefing on the opening day of the Cologne show (May 30 to June 1).
Dan Whalen, President of the Network & Cloud business at ARRIS International, told Broadband TV News operators were beginning to change their approach.
“Some operators are taking the Fi out of the box and moving some of the electronics out into nodes. Some of it is space and power constraints in their headends, and some of it is that they’re able to get better speeds over longer fibre links that they can’t do today over DOCSIS infrastructure.”
As well as speeds and the accompanying demands of HD video streaming operators also need to serve customers who want to upload as well as download content and data at the highest speeds.
“In order to achieve the symmetrical gigabit speeds that they need to offer to their customers and just to stay competitive, they’ve got to upgrade their network and get the smaller service groupings clustered together and get fibre within a mile of the home,” said Whalen.
Arris will also be looking to talk about the use of DOCSIS 3.1 for gigabit services; the optimisation of Wi-Fi and home connectivity; and Full Duplex DOCSIS.