Liberty Global has deployed the Arris E6000 Gen 2 platform to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 services in Germany.
The launch in the town Bochum marked the first commercial 1Gbps internet deployment by Liberty Global’s local subsidiary Unitymedia. The company uses the E6000 Gen 2 platform to pave the way for faster broadband speeds, higher network capacity and lower operating costs, according to the UK-based technology provider.
The platform enables Arris customers to achieve up to a 70% increase in headend service group density without consuming more rack space. This equates to both cost savings and capacity upgrades for HFC access networks, regardless of network composition and scale.
“We’ve had the vision to upgrade our network to DOCSIS 3.1 for some time, and our number one priority was ensuring that our customers had a seamless transition,” said Colin Buechner, managing director, access network, Liberty Global. “Arris is a longstanding partner in many of our global deployments. We’re already taking advantage of the new efficiencies in our network and we’re well on our way to making Gigabit services a reality for our customers.”
Arris showcases its E6000 Gen 2 platform at IBC 2018 in hall 1 at stand B19.