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The APEX3000's market-leading channel density allows ZON to increase operational efficiencies for its Timewarp VOD service as well as its transition to CCAP, at the same time as providing scalability for future services.
The deployment, facilitated by ARRIS partner SatCab*, follows a period of significant growth for ZON, which has seen an exponential rise in the popularity of its catch-up service over the past year. The service requires multiple QAMs to support the rise in unicast traffic, and with concurrency rates more than quadrupling since launch, the APEX3000 represents a more efficient way to handle increased demand.
Timewarp – Opportunity in the Cloud
The increased interest in ZON's 7 days catch up service reflects a growing need for cloud-based solutions that can aptly deliver content across the new multiscreen ecosystem. The fourth annual ARRIS Media Engagement Barometer shows that DVR behavior is irrevocably shifting consumption habits. Now, almost a third of all viewed content is recorded, but frustrations with disk space are rife. According to the study, 68 percent of consumers, globally, have had to delete content because they have run out of storage room on their device with over three quarters stating that this has caused frustration in their house.
APEX 3000 – Density to Meet Demand
The APEX3000 directly addresses these growth trends with market-leading density that provides more channels in the same space. The APEX3000 is designed not only to meet growing demand for narrowcast video, but also to serve as a bridge product for future rollouts of a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), perfect for those operators following a modular CMTS architectural transition to CCAP rather than an integrated CCAP approach also supported by ARRIS.
The APEX3000 was built with capacity in mind; the installation of a high-density QAM within a cable network leaves channels left over for future DOCSIS® data use. Cable operators, like ZON, face overwhelming demand for more narrowcast channels to support growing VOD libraries and network DVR trials. Whilst many are not ready to migrate to CCAP right now, the need for a product that can increase channel capacity now whilst allowing full transition to CCAP later has never been greater.
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ZON TVCabo is the leader of the Portuguese Pay TV market and one of the largest European operators. With around 1.6 million customers, it is also the largest Triple Play operator (TV, Broadband Internet and Fixed Telephony) in
ZON TVCabo is a subsidiary of
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* Facilitated under the Motorola Home Channel Partner Program
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