Advent Networks said Tokai Broadband Communications (T-co) has agreed to become the first cable operator in Japan to deploy Advent’s “Ultraband” platform.
T-com inked the deal through Mitsubishi Corp., Advent’s exclusive distributor in Japan. The operator plans to deploy the Ultraband system next month in its Atsugi Isehara Cable Network (AIC), which covers parts of greater Tokyo.
Advent’s proprietary Ultraband platform offers guaranteed, dedicated access speeds of between 5 Mbps to 40 Mbps to residential and commercial customers via existing HFC networks.
Initially, AIC will offer guaranteed transmission speeds of 10 Mbps for about $42 per month, and offer dedicated speeds as high as 40 Mbps to businesses customers.
The Ultraband deployment will better enable AIC to compete against DSL and fiber-to-the-home technologies, said Tomoya Fujiwara, president of Astugi Isehara Cable Network, in a press release.
Citing earlier trial results, 70 percent of those customers who tried out the Ultraband system said they are considering or planning to switch to the new platform, Advent said.