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October 25, 2013

Alaska's GCI Deploys ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router


By Nathesh SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Built on the success of the ARRIS C4 CMTS 12U Cable Access Module (CAM), the new E6000 CER is capable of delivering new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that is designed to bring down the effort and time needed for initial installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. With the E6000 CER, operators can affordably implement CSIS, PacketCable, DSG/ADSG, and PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM) services.


With the ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER), Alaska-based telecommunications company GCI is now able to deliver faster browsing speeds and greater network coverage to its subscribers.

Company officials said GCI picked the E6000 to not only to increase subscriber satisfaction and retention, but to eventually deliver game-changing entertainment and content services at faster speeds while using much less space and power.

Duncan Whitney, vice president of data products at GCI, commented, “As one of the first adopters, GCI is in a unique position to help transform how our subscribers access and enjoy their entertainment, everywhere. The ARRIS E6000 enables us to deliver popular services like our high-speed Internet and Voice over IP, today, while scaling to tomorrow’s entertainment experiences. As our preferred CMTS provider, ARRIS enables us choose the best path for bringing new IP services to our subscribers.”

The E6000 features 56 Downstream Service Groups per Chassis (16 RU) each with up to 32 downstream channels with Integrated RF sparing and can support a maximum of 72 Downstream Service Groups per Chassis each with up to 32 downstream channels.

Also, E6000’s 1000+ DS capacity per chassis will let GCI realize faster speeds which in turn will result in better revenue opportunities. The solution’s 99.999 percent system availability prevents outages along with improving subscriber satisfaction and retention. Also, the E6000 CER active components can be upgraded via software to stay up to date with changing service demands, without having to add new hardware every time. 




Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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