NBN Co Launches ARRIS® DOCSIS® 3.1 Network and Broadband Technology Across Australia

August 7, 2018 America/New_York
ARRIS technology and professional services to double network capacity for world's sixth largest country

SYDNEY, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced that Australia's National Broadband Network ("NBN Co") has begun rolling out ARRIS's technology solutions for its nationwide launch of DOCSIS 3.1. This network expansion builds capacity to support the country's current and future broadband services.

ARRIS and NBN Co will bring DOCSIS 3.1 to three million premises in major Australian cities by 2020. The evolution of DOCSIS and the HFC network provides a cost-effective way to scale the expansive broadband network ("nbn"). The ARRIS technology solutions offer an evolutionary framework to serve Australia's growing connectivity needs. The solutions double the network's capacity today while enabling multi-gigabit, Full Duplex DOCSIS and advanced network innovation for future decades.

NBN Co selected ARRIS for its DOCSIS 3.1 expertise. ARRIS is one of the standard's primary authors and continues to guide its development. Additionally, ARRIS is a leader in deploying DOCSIS 3.1 networks around the world. ARRIS and NBN Co also successfully collaborated to deploy the nbn broadband access network's existing DOCSIS 3.0 HFC cable infrastructure, giving ARRIS a unique understanding of the provider's network.

"NBN Co has worked hard on the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 onto the HFC network and we are very proud to be able to launch the technology onto the network with our HFC technology partner ARRIS," said Ray Owen, Chief Technology Officer at NBN Co. "This is another example of NBN Co using world-leading technology to deliver a better experience for Australians on the nbn broadband access network. DOCSIS 3.1 will not only double the capacity of the NBN Co HFC network, but it will also help us deliver a more stable and resilient service for end-users with the advanced technologies that it uses."

"We've partnered closely with NBN Co to reach its goal of achieving universal connectivity through a scalable network architecture. The launch of its DOCSIS 3.1 initiative is an important milestone that will benefit all end-users on the nbn network," said Dan Whalen, President, Network & Cloud, ARRIS. "Our collaboration continues to demonstrate that HFC has a strong future. The DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade underscores the network's extensibility in meeting today's demand for additional capacity and new services. We will work with NBN Co to leverage this advanced network infrastructure to enable Australia's digital future."

About ARRIS DOCSIS 3.1 Technology and Services
ARRIS Network technology, Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) and Global Services underpin every component of this important deployment. In addition to doubling network capacity, the configuration enables NBN Co to immediately leverage new network efficiencies, lowering operational costs, enabling capacity expansion by software activation and increasing throughput on each node to an impressive 3.3Gbps.

ARRIS technology powering the network includes:

  • E6000® Gen 2 Platform – the world's most widely deployed CCAP platform, delivering market leading density and throughput without consuming additional rack space
  • OM4100 OptiMax 4x4 segmentable nodes – scalable and upgradeable optical modules that extend the edges of the fiber network without requiring additional infrastructure at the plant
  • ServAssure® NXTmanagement platform – the system that provides visibility across the entire service environment to anticipate and resolve issues before they impact the consumer experience
  • ARRIS CM8200BDOCSIS 3.1 cable modems – the DOCSIS 3.1 link in subscribers' homes that enables a new level of reliability, stability and quality of service, especially in high-demand areas at peak times
  • Global Services – Supporting the planning, designing, implementation and operation of the network and business processes

About NBN Co
NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia's wholesale broadband access network. Underpinned by a purpose to connect Australia and bridge the digital divide, nbn's key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at least cost.

To achieve this objective, nbn has been structured as a wholesale-only, open-access broadband network. nbn provides services on its local access network on equivalent terms to retail phone and internet providers, to provision for end-user needs. This is intended to level the playing field in Australian telecommunications, creating real and vibrant competition within the industry and providing choice for consumers.

About ARRIS 
ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) is powering a smart, connected world. The company's leading hardware, software and services transform the way that people and businesses stay informed, entertained and connected. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

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