Keven Adams’ CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 Presentation

Now that CCAP hardware is a commercial reality, the question is how cable operators can make the best use of it.

On July 16th, our Director of Product Management for CCAP and CMTS Platforms, Keven Adams dove into the origin and fundamentals of CCAP and outline best practices for the migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at the CCTA Technical Training in Puerto Rico.

The CCAP portion began with a general review of CCAP for operators, and then discussed the benefits of the latest hardware, finally touching on IPv6 and its implications for tomorrow’s connected services.

Keven reviewed developments in DOCSIS 3.1, going into the industry’s inevitable shift to the new standard due CCAP platform support and its potential performance benefits for bandwidth in Hybrid Fiber Coax networks.

Check out his presentation: CCAP EVOLUTION AND DOCSIS 3.1.

ARRIS @ Japan Cable Tech Show 2014

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This week we’ve been at the Cable Tech Show in Tokyo, Japan which attracted 9,500 attendees over two days at the Tokyo International Forum.

With 28 million households in Japan (that’s 50% of households overall) with a cable TV connection, served by 350 operators, the Japan cable market is one of the most exciting globally.

Our booth was buzzing for the two day event, with much interest in the ARRIS access technology portfolio and Cable WiFi solutions, as well as the globally successful ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router with DOCSIS 3.1 demonstration.  We also announced an exciting deal with Izukyu Cable who will be the first operator in Japan to deploy a converged edge router with the ARRIS E6000.

ARRIS experts Kaz Tomomatsu, Ray Bontempi, and Rich Peske all took part in the technical seminar program, sharing views on DOCSIS 3.1, access technologies and video processing respectively.

Check out some of the photos from our booth!

ARRIS VIDEO SERIES: CABLE MODEM & GATEWAY DEMO, SET-UP, AND HOW-TO

In the latest installment of the ARRIS Video Series, our Director of Global Retail Sales, Tom Boshell, takes a detailed look at the ARRIS SURFboard® cable modem and gateway portfolio.

These five videos offer an overview of the primary products in our line-up as well as detailed demonstrations, set-up procedures, and more.

  • Gateways: This video reviews the standard features and set-up of our SURFboard Wi-Fi cable modems—some of the fastest and most reliable solutions for connecting to the Internet.
  • Cable Modems: Tom covers the wired cable modem components of our SURFboard line-up, which are all about boosting your home network bandwidth and speed.
  • Speed Test: This video features a real-time demonstration of the operating capabilities featured in our cable modems.
  • Advanced Settings: Tom dives into the advanced settings that allow SURFboard users to enjoy a truly personalized experience—including custom network names and passwords, guest network management, parental controls, firewalls, and more.
  • MoCA Technology: Tom offers a rundown of MoCA technology—a game-changer in delivering the ultimate connected experience.

Check out all of these videos using the links above or find them all here.

Transforming Content Delivery for Service Providers of All Sizes

This week, ARRIS and hundreds of cable providers are commemorating the NCTC’s 30th NCTC2Anniversary in Kansas City, Missouri, at NCTC’s The Independent Show.

Today’s consumers are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content experiences, and it’s become clear that this is a challenge for service providers of all sizes.

Our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index shed some light on the pervasiveness of these trends:

  • 93% watch Broadcast TV each week; 80% watch 1-5 hours a week
  • Binge-viewing is at an all-time high, with 74% binging
  • 70% of consumers use an online subscription or streaming service at least once a week; however, 60% encounter problems with it

And at NCTC, ARRIS is sharing expertise and solutions targeted to our Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers to address this new direction in content delivery.

In the last week, we collaborated with Wurl, Inc. to launch ARRIS Market­—a new open platform for cable operators to combine over-the-top (OTT) content with traditional programming on ARRIS set-tops. We announced new agreements with Cable TV of East Alabama and Comporium to deploy our CCAP-capable E6000 Converged Edge Router, future-proofing their networks to support the evolution in data, video, and voice experiences. And we expanded on last year’s agreement with Sling Media, bringing Service Electric and Comporium onto the ARRIS MS4000 platform, powered by Sling technology, to support each provider’s Whole Home Solution customers.

Join us for the celebration this week in Kansas City!  And please stop by our booths (#309 and 311) for demonstrations of the above solutions.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of July 21, 2014

This week, ARRIS made headlines with several announcements. Multichannel News featured our news that Service Electric and Comporium have signed on to deploy our whole home HD-DVR paired with the MS4000 Media Streamer. Separately, Broadband Technology Report highlighted the announcement that our E6000 Converged Edge Router will be deployed by Cable TV of East Alabama and Comporium.

In other news, MediaDailyNews reported on new data from ABI showing the worldwide pay-TV subscriber base will grow to 1.1 billion subscribers in 2019. Also growing is the connected TV device market, according to Rapid TV News, which shared that by 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet, more than double the projected number of US Internet households.

Finally, CableFAX discussed research by The Diffusion Group revealing more than 8 in 10 adult broadband users are unfamiliar with 4K.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Two Operators Join The Arris Sling Team (July 23) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Showing that it’s making some hay off an exclusive distribution and technology licensing deal with Sling Media announced last fall, Arris said two operators have signed on to roll out its whole home HD-DVR paired with the MS4000 Media Streamer, a place-shifting device that enables users to stream live and recorded video in or out of the home to mobile devices.
  2. ARRIS Scores in Alabama, the Carolinas (July 22) By Staff, Broadband Technology Report: ARRIS’ E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) will be deploying with Cable TV of East Alabama and with Comporium in the Carolinas.
  3. Pay TV Market Stabilizes, Will Climb Globally (July 23) By Wayne Friedman, MediaDailyNews: Although the U.S. pay TV market has had rough times of late — thanks to big losses in video subscribers from traditional cable operators — estimates are that the overall market has stabilized a bit.
  4. Connected TV device market to skyrocket in US (July 23) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of US Internet households.
  5. 4K Research: Awareness Low (July 22) By Joyce Wang, CableFAX: Despite the momentum, short-term demand for 4K is hindered by “a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets,” according to a study by The Diffusion Group.

E6000 Wins Driving Tomorrow’s Video and Broadband Services

Our E6000™ Converged Edge Router gives service providers around the world new levels of network capacity and efficiency—a competitive advantage in delivering today’s services and the scale for driving E6000_360__1tomorrow’s video and broadband experiences.

This week, we announced that Cable TV of East Alabama  and Comporium will deploy the E6000 to their respective subscriber bases. The E6000’s footprint covers a growing footprint of millions of live consumers.

The Motley Fool called the E6000 “a bigger success than anyone predicted.” We’ve seen demand from operators grow by leaps and bounds since we launched the platform last December. That’s due in large part to its capability to realize incremental revenue for providers of all sizes—enabling more operators to take advantage of new efficiencies, while offering a customizable pathway to future services.

On a larger stage, that’s what ARRIS’s end-to-end platform is doing for today’s providers. It combines our legacy of leadership in video and broadband with solutions that span the entire content delivery chain—from the headend to the home. Our E6000 is just one of the ways that we’re collaborating with our customers to invent the future.

Click here to read more about the ARRIS E6000.

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