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J:COM selects Casa Systems

August 17, 2016

Casa Systems, a specialist in next-gen ultra-broadband access technology, has announced that Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest multiple system and multiple channel operator, will converge its existing data and video services onto Casa’s C100G Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP). The CCAP deployment, which began earlier this year, is part of J:COM’s strategy to increase bandwidth capabilities and raise the customer quality of experience (QoE), while increasing network efficiency by providing video and data services over a single platform.

J:COM serves over 5 million households with its television, internet and telephony services in the Sapporo, Sendai, Kanto, Kansai and Kyushu regions of Japan. As the Internet of Things (IoT), OTT and other high bandwidth technologies continue to proliferate, J:COM wanted to move to a proven solution that could consolidate multiple services and deliver faster high-speed data rates.

“Our subscribers are constantly increasing their demands on the network with more connected devices, streaming HD video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, and we need a flexible, scalable cable access solution to stay a step ahead of these demands,” said Kazuhiko Masuda, Senior Corporate Officer, GM, Technology Unit of J:COM. “Casa has proven its ability to deliver fully converged, commercial services over a CCAP. Now, we will be able to provide both video and data over one platform while reducing OPEX and network complexity. Casa also supports Japanese specifications with its CCAP, which was another important requirement for us.”

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