ARRIS Announces Large DOCSIS(R) 3.0-Qualified CMTS Order From Japanese Cable TV Operator iTSCOM

Apr 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from ARRIS

    SUWANEE, Ga., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq:   ARRS)
 today announced that iTSCOM, a brand name of its communications Inc., has
 placed a significant order for the DOCSIS 3.0-qualified ARRIS Integrated
 CMTS high speed data solution, based on the ARRIS C4(R) Cable Modem
 Termination System (CMTS). The deployment of the C4 CMTS based solution
 will enable iTSCOM to offer 'Kattobi Super Wide' high speed data service,
 delivering 160 Mbp/s in the downstream and 10 Mbp/s in the upstream, to
 residential customers in West Tokyo and Kanagawa prefecture. The C4 CMTS
 order was placed through ARRIS' Value Added Reseller Net One Systems.
     This is a significant strategic win for ARRIS as Japan is one of the
 world's most competitive broadband data environments. The DOCSIS 3.0
 qualified ARRIS C4 CMTS broadband solution's modularity enables forward
 expansion and converged services, such as voice, business services data and
 video sharing to be added without any service interruption. Its hitless
 software integration capabilities allow operators' solutions to expand
 seamlessly as their business needs grow.
     "The ARRIS C4 CMTS based solution provides us with the first DOCSIS 3.0
 compliant high speed data solution in Japan, along with the reliability,
 density and 'hitless' software upgradability to successfully deliver the
 highest level of high speed data to our customers," said iTSCOM CEO Isao
 Watanabe. "Additionally, we are very impressed with the high standard of
 local technical support and service provided by Net One Systems and ARRIS."
     "We are honored to have been awarded this opportunity to supply our
 CMTS high speed data solution to iTSCOM," said George Fletcher, ARRIS
 Senior VP of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region. "Our C4 CMTS platform
 exceeded iTSCOM's performance expectations and secures a strategic
 launching pad and customer reference for other operators in Japan and the
 region who want to confidently deploy data speeds of up to 160 Mbp/s on a
 qualified DOCSIS 3.0 platform to their subscribers with field proven high
 availability for all services and future convergence. They will have the
 knowledge and peace of mind that the platform they choose to launch DOCSIS
 3.0 based services will not require any additional investment in hardware.
 The ARRIS CMTS platform offers the highest level of proven reliability and
 availability by design with "hitless" failover and hitless software
     About ARRIS
     ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the
 design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and
 quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around
 the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and
 platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video,
 next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products
 expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant
 construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and
 assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in
 Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Chicago; State
 College, PA; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen,
 China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world.
 Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at .
     About its communications Inc.
     Based in Kanagawa, Japan, its communications Inc. was founded in 1983
 to serve the telecommunications needs of Japanese cable customers. It
 currently passes over 1.1 million homes and provides high speed data
 service to 123,000 customers and advanced TV service to over 580,000 homes.
     For more information on iTSCOM, please visit