Ruckus Joins the ARRIS Family

Dan Rabinovitsj,  President, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company

Dan Rabinovitsj,
President, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company

 

Our deal is complete, and Ruckus is now a proud member of the ARRIS family. Here, Dan Rabinovitsj, new President of Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, shares his vision for business integration, customer collaboration, and future innovation.

ARRIS Completes Acquisition of Ruckus

Today, we are proud to welcome Ruckus into the ARRIS family.

Watch our ARRIS-Ruckus Close interview, featuring CEO Bruce McClelland and Dan Rabinovitsj, President of ARRIS Enterprise Networks.

ARRIS has a proud legacy of leadership in networking and entertainment technology. We’ve always worked to connect people to the things they love. Now, with Ruckus, we’re bringing in experts, product lines and capabilities that will extend our leadership into new areas. Combined, we will offer constant connectivity in a range of environments from the home to the enterprise and everywhere in between. This is the essence of constant connectivity.

The new combination will have the perfect mix of ARRIS global scale and Ruckus expertise. And, while we are coming together under the ARRIS umbrella, Ruckus will operate as a dedicated business: Ruckus Networks an ARRIS company. The business will be part of the ARRIS Enterprise Networks segment, led by Dan Rabinovitsj.

This structure will maintain Ruckus’ momentum and empower it to serve its fantastic network of channel partners. It will also preserve and nurture the much-respected Ruckus brand.

Ultimately, Ruckus will enable ARRIS to do more of what it does best: deliver technology that supports our global customers and redefine connectivity for billions of people around the world.

This is a truly exciting time for our extended family. And, we’re just getting started.

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now: Expanding Broadband VR/AR Applications

By Duncan Potter, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at ARRIS

By Duncan Potter, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at ARRIS

What is significant about November 2016 from a virtual reality perspective?

Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) applications and technologies deliver much more than gaming. They can mix entertainment, long-distance learning, and preventive health care in a variety of combinations.

Imagine a world where VR/AR is used to create an immersive remote education experience by placing students in a VR/AR classroom with their professors and peers, allows people who are hindered by health or injuries to shop, visit the beach, or travel the world, and provides personalized in-home health maintenance such as alleviating symptoms of PTSD or depression, or distracting patients during painful procedures or recuperations. I’ll also discuss ways in which sporting event owners and broadcasters can sell some of the best seats in the house, hundreds if not thousands of times, for VR at home viewing.

At NAB Show New York, I’ll be speaking about present and future real world applications, the speeds and feeds required to bring VR/AR across the web and to the home, and the opportunities for service providers to augment the elder care and preventative medicine industries. However, to do so, will require strategic investment in infrastructure, wireless and satellite technologies to support the amount of bandwidth, latency reduction, reliability, security, and more. Service providers can either take part of this next evolution of VR/AR, or lose business as other companies step in to fill the void.

While the dramatic rate of change for which these applications are expanding opens opportunities in entertainment, that’s but a small part of the bigger picture. I’ll be tackling these subjects on Thursday, Oct 19, at 3:45 pm in a FOCUS FWD Feature on the TECH Stage, “The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now: Expanding Broadband VR/AR Applications”.

The answer to the question above? Erin Martucci gave birth and is believed to be the first woman to use virtual reality (VR) for pain management during labor.

ARRIS DOCSIS® Leadership on Display: Hits 200-Million Device Milestone

Larry Robinson President, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

By Larry Robinson
President, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

We’re here at the SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 promoting broadband technology AND celebrating a huge milestone with our service provider partners.In the third quarter of 2017, ARRIS shipped our 200-millionth DOCSIS® device. This milestone marks ARRIS’s pioneering efforts to deliver broadband to millions of people around the world. It highlights our long legacy of driving one of the most important technologies in our industry…and possibly in the history of communications.

The DOCSIS specification enables high-speed data services to be carried through the hybrid fiber coax architecture of modern cable systems. It is the backbone of the cable broadband industry and part of ARRIS’s DNA. It is a critical tool for cable operators to enable constant connectivity for their customers.

Since its introduction more than 20 years ago, DOCSIS has evolved, undergoing numerous enhancements. ARRIS helped guide these advances all along the way. Today, we’re working closely with the world’s leading providers to roll out the latest version – DOCSIS 3.1 – to customers. It promises to be a game changer, enabling multi-Gigabit speeds up to 150x faster than the current US national average (as calculated by Speedtest.net).

The DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade cycle is accelerating quickly. The industry’s need to deliver Gigabit speeds, creates unprecedented demand for ARRIS’s broad portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 CPE and network equipment. The next generation of DOCSIS will power blazing fast Wi-Fi®, rich interactive video services, and fast-growing connectivity for businesses.

docsis_familyIn the spirit of The Next Big, ARRIS continues to look forward. At the SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017, booth #1595, we will showcase three crucial pillars of our vision:

  • DOCSIS 3.1 CPE: ARRIS provides one of the broadest portfolios of multi-Gigabit cable modems, voice and data gateways to address the diverse and evolving needs of service providers worldwide. Each device in the family is designed to deliver the future of entertainment and communication…today.
  • HomeAssure™: ARRIS’s new Home Wi-Fi Management platform to enable the ultimate Wi-Fi experience. The comprehensive set of tools includes: a subscriber app that simplifies the Wi-Fi experience (e.g. the ability to auto-configure extenders and gateways); “Fast-Steering” automated network optimization; technician tools; and remote monitoring and diagnostics.
  • Wireless Intelligence: Arming service providers with real-time analytics on public Wi-Fi network activity – down to the device level – to efficiently manage network performance and deliver fast Wi-Fi to customers outside of the home.

All of these technologies are transforming the way we stay connected in our busy lives. As ARRIS continues to lead innovation and the transformation of the industry, our 200 million device milestone is a good reminder of just how many lives we’ve touched along the way. This is part of our inspiration to invent the next big thing…and to keep powering the digital world.

Tim Gropp Inducted to Cable Pioneers Class of 2017

Tim Gropp and family

Tim Gropp and family at the Cable Pioneer’s banquet in Denver

Tim Gropp is the ARRIS Senior Vice President of Sales for Canada Cable, leads ARRIS Sales in Japan, and he is one of the newest members of the 2017 class of Cable TV Pioneers.

The Cable Pioneers organization recognizes industry leaders “who make significant contributions to the growth of our industry and our communities.” This year’s 20-person class will be the 51st annual, celebrated at the Cable Pioneer’s banquet in Denver, Colorado, prior to the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Tim’s exemplary industry leadership, service, and success made him a prime candidate for induction into the Cable TV Pioneers. His career spans 30 years in the cable industry, supplying the solutions to deliver video, broadband, and voice services to millions of consumers around the world. He joined ARRIS in 2007 through its acquisition of C-COR, and quickly made his mark as an international sales leader, most recently directing the ARRIS team that helped build the future of Australia’s broadband with National Broadband Network, Co. (nbn), the government business enterprise tasked with delivering open access broadband network to all premises in Australia.

Tim also serves on the Board of Directors of Adaptive Spirit, leading the industry’s support of the U.S. Paralympic Downhill Skiing and Snowboard teams. Each year, with Tim on the Board, ARRIS has been the single largest contributor to the cause and has helped Adaptive Spirit raise approximately one million annually to cover the teams’ equipment, travel, and training. Internally, at ARRIS, Tim is a member of the ARRIS Sales Leadership executive team and the ARRIS Women’s Business Network, which supports the personal and professional development of ARRIS employees. Many of Tim’s mentees are now pursuing successful careers in the cable industry.

Tim joins a prestigious list of ARRIS employees and alumnae who are Cable Pioneers– Ron Coppock, Zenita Henderson, Jim Kuhns, Jim Lysaker, Alex Swan and Bob Stanzione.

Congratulations to Tim and to all the members of the 2017 class of Cable Pioneers!

Traffic Engineering in a Fiber Deep Gigabit World

By John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

By John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

The introduction of Gbps service is dramatically changing cable broadband. Many new innovations are finding their way into cable operators’ plants and many others are on the way. With DOCSIS® 3.1 deployments well underway and DOCSIS Full Duplex (FDX) on the horizon, operators have the promise of symmetric Gigabit services. At the same time, some operators are starting their migration to fiber deep networks while others are looking at Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) such as Remote PHY. All of this will have significant impact on the way operators manage their traffic engineering and network capacity planning.

During SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® 2017, at the session, “Traffic Engineering Optimization II,” I’ll be discussing the ramifications of these issues and the significant impact they will have on the way operators manage their traffic engineering and network capacity planning. Attendees at this session will also hear from Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Advanced Technology, Cox, and Dr. Claudio Righetti, Chief Scientist & Security, Cablevision S.A. Argentina.

As an industry, we need to re-evaluate and update our models, starting with an intimate understanding of customer bandwidth behavior. I will discuss our recent research in this area and show interesting results from live plants. For example, we have seen an extremely wide range in capacity utilization between different customers, even within the same service tier. I will also highlight the impact on Service Group (SG) performance, This deep understanding of customer bandwidth behavior then allowed us to develop a more QoE centric traffic engineering model that operators can use to guarantee user satisfaction.

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 10:45am MT in room 205/207.

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