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ARRIS Upstream Channel Bonding Enables Japan Cablenet to Deploy Super High Speed Data Service

SUWANEE, Ga., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that Japan Cablenet Limited, the nation's second largest cable operator, will begin wide-scale deployment of its 160 Mbps Super High Speed Data service, called "Speed Star 160", across its cable system footprint, beginning at its JCN Koala Katsushika site this month.

The "Speed Star 160" rollout is especially significant in that it incorporates what is believed to be the industry's first deployed service using Upstream Channel Bonding technology, which greatly enhances data rates. This technology not only greatly increases data throughput speeds to customers, but also ensures greater network reliability through noise reduction.

Japan Cablenet selected the ARRIS Cable Modem Termination System solution in 2009 to deliver ultra-fast wideband data service to its customers. The ARRIS CMTS solution consists of the DOCSIS 3.0-qualified C4 CMTS and DOCSIS 3.0-certified WBM760C wideband modems, capable of delivering data speeds up to 160 Mbps, along with carrier-grade voice service. The technology is based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard that supports both Upstream and Downstream channel bonding capabilities.

The sale of the ARRIS I-CMTS solution was conducted with the assistance of ARRIS Value-Added Resellers Net One Systems and KDDI.

"We are very excited to be the first network in Japan, if not the world, to deploy Upstream Channel Bonding for our High Speed Data customers," said JCN General Manager of business planning department and DOCSIS3.0 project manager, Hiroyoshi Takeyama. "This critical feature will make activities like the sharing of family pictures, home movies or other user-generated content a far more satisfying experience for our subscribers. It is our mission to provide our customers with the world's fastest, most secure and most reliable super high-speed data service."

"ARRIS was one of the innovators in the definition of Channel Bonding during the creation of the DOCSIS 3.0 specification," said Bruce McClelland, President, ARRIS Broadband Communications Systems. "Our C4 CMTS solution has been supporting Downstream Channel Bonding in the field for some time and now, with the expected changes in customer usage, we are very proud to be delivering greater upstream speeds using Upstream Channel Bonding for JCN. These technologies will permit JCN and other MSOs to support anticipated bandwidth demands of the future."

About Japan Cablenet Limited:

JCN provide residential broadband service through 17 System Operators in the Tokyo metropolitan region of Japan. It was founded in March, 2001 and its major shareholders are KDDI Corporation and TEPCO. More information on JCN can be found at: http://www.j-cnet.co.jp/

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 www.arrisi.com.

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    /CONTACT:  Alex Swan of ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327,
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