The ARRIS E6000® Converged Edge Router (CER) is the industry-leading Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP™). It provides cable Service Providers unprecedented advances in channel density, power efficiency, and cost savings in a redundant, integrated architecture, designed from the ground up for high availability.
This powerful design enables the convergence of all services (video, high-speed data, and voice) on a single physical connector, delivering savings in capital and operational expenditures, along with increased operational efficiency. Advances in the platform are enabling operators to provide more bandwidth to their subscribers through additional access technologies and architectures.
Service Providers are facing several factors that drive the need for additional bandwidth delivery and the access technologies that are enabled by the E6000 CER:
- Exponential growth in bandwidth demands for both residential and commercial high-speed broadband data services.
- Converging MPEG video services on the CCAP while replacing aging Edge QAM products.
- Migration to IP video distribution services.
The E6000 CER enables a managed approach to this evolution with a combination of software-only density upgrades to existing modules, as well as new modules to unlock even higher densities and additional access technologies. The E6000 CER supports multiple deployment architectures and technologies:
- Integrated CCAP (I-CCAP) for Traditional Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks
- Remote PHY Distributed Access Architecture
- 10G EPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) support for Fiber to the X (FTTX)
The E6000 Generation 2 (Gen 2) modules (DCAM-2, UCAM-2, RSM-2, and EPFM) deliver additional service group density and greater throughput:
- Substantially increase service group density relative to E6000 Generation 1 modules.
- Facilitate a Pay-as-you-Grow model with increased channel density per service group, enabled by the application of the appropriate DOCSIS® 3.0 Single Carrier QAM (SC-QAM), DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM, and video licenses.
For service groups where Service Providers want to deploy or migrate to FTTX, the 10G EPON Fiber Module (10G EPFM) can be deployed along with the RSM-2 in the E6000 CER to support XFP-based, non-blocked 10G EPON ports. The 10G EPFM leverages the existing E6000 features as well as DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) version 2.0 to preserve Service Provider’s DOCSIS-based back-office provisioning and tools.