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Arris unveils DOCSIS 3.1 modems

Technology provider Arris has unveiled its first DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems for operators and retailers in the US market.

Arris is launching two devices – the Touchstone CM8200, a modem capable of delivering 5Gbps downstream and 2Gbps upstream that is aimed at the service provider market, and the SURFboard SB8200, a device with similar capabilities that is aimed at the retail market, enabling consumers to take  advantage of its 32×8 QAM channel bonding capabilities on DOCSIS 3.0 cable systems.

The devices will be showcased at this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec exhibition, and will be made commercially available next year.

“DOCSIS 3.1 is the solution for delivering tomorrow’s gigabit speeds on today’s networks, and Arris is in a unique position to bring this technology to market in scale,” said Larry Robinson, President, Customer Premises Equipment at Arris. “We have a legacy of DOCSIS leadership—from our pioneering work in developing the standard itself to deploying DOCSIS-based network solutions around the world and delivering a full suite of compatible CPE to operators and retailers alike. Our new line of DOCSIS 3.1 devices extends our industry leadership, making Arris the obvious choice for future-proofing investments in cable networking and delivering on the full promise of gigabit.”