Cablemas of Mexico Selects ARRIS to Add VoIP Service to Its Triple Play Bundle
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Press release date: April 12, 2007
SUWANEE, Ga., April 12 - ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) today announced that Mexican cable Multiple System Operator (MSO) Cablemas has again selected the ARRIS C4® CMTS and Touchstone® E-MTAs to expand its launch of digital telephony service as part of its new triple play package. Cablemas has previously deployed ARRIS technology to provide VoIP service to over 30,000 homes in cities including Cuernavaca and Tijuana, and anticipates launching the service this summer in additional cities where Cablemas now has franchises.
Cablemas' VoIP service competes with the incumbent national telco Telmex, and is one of the few MSOs in Mexico currently offering the triple play package of voice, video and data - from one central billing location.
"ARRIS offers the right combination of global technical expertise, scale and support to help ensure the success of our Digital Telephone service rollout - today and into the future," said Arnoldo Meiselmann, COO of Cablemas. "In addition, ARRIS offers a world-class CMTS platform. We tested a number of systems and the C4 was unmatched in terms of scalability, density, RF redundancy and other critical carrier-class features. We look forward to leveraging the ARRIS platform to cost-effectively deliver the next level of Digital Telephone services to our customers."
"We are delighted to expand our excellent and long-standing relationship with Cablemas," noted ARRIS Sr. Vice President, Mexico/Central America Sales George Fletcher. "Triple play service deployment with the necessary accompanying quality of service and availability is rapidly growing in Mexico and throughout the Latin American market. ARRIS is committed to providing the region's cable operators with the best solutions, service and technical support for which we are known."
ARRIS provides broadband local access networks with innovative video, high-speed data and telephony systems for the delivery of voice, video and data to the home and business. ARRIS complete solutions enhance the reliability and value of converged services from the network to the subscriber. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has design, engineering, distribution, service and sales office locations throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at http://www.arrisi.com/.
Cablemas is the second-largest cable television operator in Mexico based on number of subscribers and homes passed. As of September 30, 2006, Cablemas' cable network served over 675,695 cable television subscribers, 159,732 high-speed internet subscribers, and 20,616 IP telephony lines, with over 1,940,785 homes passed. Cablemas is the concessionaire with the broadest coverage in Mexico, operating in 37 cities throughout the country's oil, maquiladora and tourist regions, as of September 30, 2006. Cablemas has consistently introduced innovative products in Mexico and was the first cable operator in the country to provide a "Triple Play" bundled service package of cable television, high speed internet and IP telephony. More information about Cablemas can be found at http://www.cablemas.com/.
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