Happy International Internet Day!

Today is a big day for all of us—all of us who enjoy connecting to the world and everything we love over IIDbadge_720x720the Internet.

Fourty-five years ago today, the first electronic message was transferred from one computer to another in California, giving rise to the Internet. Now, most of us can’t imagine what we’d do without it.

ARRIS has been responsible for how people experience the Internet since the 90s, when we brought it into homes with our legendary SURFboard® cable modems. This month, we continue that legacy with the world’s fastest modem—the ARRIS SURFboard SB6183. It’s one more step towards our vision of connecting you to all your favorite things, wherever you want, however you want, faster.

Check out our Buyer’s Guide to find the right solution for your Internet needs, and surf on!

Celebrating success with EMEA Channel Members

Earlier this year, we launched the new International Channel program.  Under the new framework, Channel Members promote, support and sell a wide range of products from our portfolio – across the cloud, network, and home

Our Channel Members are a strategic element of the ARRIS growth strategy, and last week, we recognized the valued input and achievements of our EMEA members at the EMEA Channel Conference awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for your significant contributions to our success!  See below some photos from the awards ceremony where we honored the following members: ALEA Soluciones, ALEF Nula, Divitel, DSC, ImproWare, Normann Engineering, RPC Romsat, SATCAB, Telco, V- LUX and Vector.

ARRIS Taiwan: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Today, we celebrated the golden anniversary of ARRIS Taiwan—one of our premier manufacturing sites.

ARRIS Taiwan is built on a legacy of innovation: for the last 50 years, it’s redefined the way our industry manufactures and the way that ARRIS’s technology reaches the world.

When we opened its doors in 1964, we became the first foreign-invested electronic device manufacturing company to enter Taiwan. The facility has since pioneered the manufacturing processes for the mass production of set-tops and other solutions that drive our industry.

Today, ARRIS Taiwan is our largest production facility and our primary CPE production site, building products for the world’s leading service providers.

ARRIS Taiwan employs a world-class team, including a large group of engineers dedicated solely to R&D. These experts help keep ARRIS and our customers ahead of the curve and lead our vision for the future of entertainment and communications. You could say that ARRIS Taiwan is an important foundation for ARRIS’s commitment to continuously pushing the industry standard in sustainability, social responsibility, energy efficiency, and quality in manufacturing.

This year alone, ARRIS Taiwan completed a project to eliminate 12 tons of plastic bags each year, and began implementing robotic production automation to pave the way for 50 more years of inventing the future.

Happy golden anniversary to our Taiwan team! Catch the celebration in our pictures below.

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Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of October 13, 2014

This week, FierceCable discussed an Infonetics report on the 4 percent rise in global pay-TV set-top box revenue, with ARRIS remaining the global leader among vendors. Separately, FierceOnlineVideo discussed a research note from Needham & Company on the OTT market, including how ARRIS and others are using hardware- and cloud-based solutions to tackle the content discovery conundrum.

In other news, Rapid TV News shared data from Parks Associates revealing 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to an UltraHD pay-TV service by 2018.

According to Advanced Television, the global market for broadband CPE is set to expand by $1.8 billion, representing the highest growth in revenues since 2010.

Finally, Digital TV Europe noted 37 percent of US broadband households regularly use transactional services to access OTT video.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

1. Global set-top revenue up 4 percent in Q2 to $4.8B, Infonetics says (Oct. 15) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: After revising its first quarter count down, Infonetics reported a 4 percent rise in global pay-TV set-top box revenue to $4.8 billion during the second quarter of 2014.

2. Social media is key to monetizing online video, report says (Oct. 10) By Samantha Bookman, FierceOnlineVideo: Players in the online video space that want to make serious money need to focus on two key areas: creating or distributing premium video content, and making it easy for viewers to find that content. But in the short term, social media is one of the best ways to publicize videos–and maximize ad revenue.

3. Pay-TV due to launch 4K in a major way (Oct. 16) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: While significant obstacles remain to the 4K market, at least one researcher is bullish on its outlook: 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to an UltraHD pay-TV service by 2018, according to Parks Associates.

4. CPE market up 20% for 2014 (Oct. 15) By Staff, Advanced Television: The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20 percent from 2013 to reach nearly $11 billion, according to IHS Technology.

5. Almost two fifths of US broadband homes use transactional VoD (Oct. 10) By Staff, Digital TV Europe: Some 37% of US broadband households regularly use transactional services to access over-the-top (OTT) video – including online video rentals and downloads – according to Parks Associates.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the World’s Fastest Modem

The ARRIS SURFboard® SB6183 is here, and it’s everything you hoped it would be and more… SB6183_Left_Side2It’s the world’s first modem to feature 16×4 bonded DOCSIS 3.0 channels, which means you get speeds of up to 686Mbps downstream and 131Mbps upstream. Everything you need for today’s multiscreen and 4K video, and all the speed you need for a long, long time.

We know you have a lot of burning questions about the SB6183, so we’ve put together a handy FAQ below:

When can I buy the SB6183, where, and for how much? The SB6183 will be available at the end of October 2014 at Best Buy. The MSRP is $129.99.

Will the SB6183 work with my cable provider? Yes, just like our other retail modems, the SB6183 is compatible with all major U.S. cable provider networks, including Comcast, COXTime Warner, and others. But if you have any doubts, call your cable provider and confirm.

What are my color options for the retail unit? The retail unit is available in a compact, sleek white design while a leased unit is available in black.

How does this compare to other ARRIS modems on the market?  Finding the right network solution for your home is important. Check out our handy Buyer’s Guide to help make your decision easier.

I’m happy with my current modem, why should I upgrade? It all depends on what you like to do online. If you are a gamer, stream video, download music and want to do it fast, then this modem is for you. With 16 download & 4 upload channels, you don’t need to worry about future speeds.

How do I set up my modem?  The SB6183 is easy to install, activate and use, but just in case you are stuck setting it up, we’ve put together a how-to video to help you out here.

If you have any other questions about our new SB6183, let us know in the comments or tweet us here.

Who is ARRIS?

ARRIS invents the technology that brings entertainment and communications to millions of people, all around the world.

If you watch TV or use the Internet, chances are you’re using our technology. We’re behind the services that you get from the world’s leading providers, and we’re collaborating with them to invent the future, every day.

But from time to time, we still get the question: Who is ARRIS?

Here’s the answer, in the words of the people of ARRIS, our employees…

 

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