AMSTERDAM, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cable Congress - Unitymedia KabelBW GmbH ("Unitymedia KabelBW"), part of Liberty Global and a leading cable operator in Germany, has deployed the E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), enabling the service provider to deliver 1 Gbps capacity to its customers for enhanced broadband data and entertainment services.
The ARRIS E6000 CER is a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that has been deployed worldwide and now provides service to over 2 million subscribers. Consumers demand more content, at faster speeds and on more connected devices. The CCAP platform from ARRIS enables cable operators to scale to these challenges, while meeting the demand for more high-quality content anytime, on any device wherever they are.
"ARRIS and Liberty Global have a long-term relationship during which we have deployed ARRIS broadband infrastructure solutions at Unitymedia KabelBW to efficiently grow our broadband services and stay at the forefront of our market," said Colin Buechner, Chief Network Officer at Liberty Global. "The E6000 CER enables us to expand our services to a whole new level by providing large increases in capacity in a cost effective manner."
"The ARRIS E6000 CER delivers improved density and a cost-effective integrated architecture - it powers smarter networks," said Steve McCaffery, Senior Vice President, EMEA & Asia Pacific, ARRIS. "Using much less space and power than existing architectures as well as delivering remarkable downstream and upstream capacity for super fast broadband speeds to attract and retain customers, our E6000 is the perfect package."
Powering Smarter Networks: The ARRIS E6000
The ARRIS E6000 CER delivers new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that will enable converged services on broadband networks. The E6000 CER provides a high-availability, high-performance solution, and supports a fully redundant design.
About Unitymedia KabelBW
Unitymedia KabelBW is the leading cable operator in Germany and the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wurttemberg and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Global. We market our services under two commercial brands, Unitymedia and Kabel BW. We provide analog and digital cable television services as well as internet and telephony services to our 7.1 million customers who reside in our upgraded footprint. As of December 31, 2013, Unitymedia KabelBW served approximately 6.6 million video subscribers, 2.6 million internet subscribers and 2.5 million fixed-line telephony subscribers over a broadband communications network that passed approximately 12.6 million homes. More information on Unitymedia KabelBW can be found at www.umkbw.de.
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 24 million customers subscribing to 48 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at December 31, 2013.
Liberty Global's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia KabelBW, Telenet and VTR. Our operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, our commercial division and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com
ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people across the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our 60-year history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arrisi.com
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