ANGA exhibitor Arris (Stand E21) has supplied the equipment for German cable leader Kabel Deutschland’s recently announced 4.7Gbps internet trial.
KDG used a EuroDOCSIS 3.0-based Arris C4 CMTS and 12 Arris Touchstone cable modem CM820Ss during the trial. Each of the modems accessed eight bonded Annex A (8 MHz) channels to deliver 4.7 Gbps of aggregated data throughput in the downstream. The tests were conducted on a cable plant at a school in the city of Schwerin, Germany. Schwerin’s cable plant was recently upgraded by KDG to 862MHz.
“Our field test with Arris, with an aggregate download capacity of well over 4Gbps, was a complete success and underlines the unique selling proposition of our cable network as the only extensive ultra-fast network in the German broadband market,” said KDG chief technology officer Lorenz Glatz. “Using this technology, a feature length movie could theoretically be downloaded in eight seconds – at speeds faster than a standard laptop or modem can even process – demonstrating that today’s broadband cable network is already a high performance and sustainable infrastructure offering huge untapped potential.”
At the show Arris will showcase its range of DOCSIS 3.0 products, including the Touchstone TG1652 telephony gateway, featuring 16 downstream channel bonding with dual band concurrent Wi-Fi and integrated MoCA.
It will also highlight the Arris C4 CMTS, with 32D Annex B/24D Annex A ‘eXtended downstream Cable Access Module’ (XD CAM) and 24U CAM. Along with the new 16 downstream Touchstone TG1652 in-home voice and data modems, the C4 CMTS can deliver data speeds of up to 800Mbps downstream and 120Mbps upstream, according to Arris.
Also on show will be the MSP2800 Media Services Platform in two configurations: a high-density Edge QAM supporting broadcast, narrowcast, switched digital video (SDV) and M-CMTS applications; and an advanced video processing engine that supports statistical multiplexing, rate grooming and advertising insertion. Arris will also show its ServAssure network monitoring and EventAssure outage management assurance solutions, its 1GHz-capable CHP CORWave energy efficient dual density forward transmitter and its range of indoor and outdoor WiFi solutions.
Bruce McClelland, Arris group president of products and services, will speak along with leading cable chief technology officers on: “The Connected Home – Technologies and Business Models”, on June 13 at 10:00 in conference room A, while Charles Cheevers, Arris Co-CTO, will speak on the “IPv6 and Cloud Services – The Trigger for the new DOCSIS 3.0 World” panel on June 14 at 10:00 in conference room B.