Video Interview with ARRIS CEO Bob Stanzione: Pace Acquisition

As you’ve probably heard, ARRIS just acquired Pace.

It’s a big deal. It’s going to transform our industry and affect the way that millions of people watch TV and connect to the Internet and to each other.

We thought the news might leave you with some questions, so we went straight to Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of ARRIS, for answers to the biggest ones on people’s minds.

Check out our video interview with Bob, below, and hear why we acquired Pace, what it means for ARRIS today, and how that’s changing the way our company is preparing for the future.

Hub Densification, A Fancy Way of Saying We Can Save You Space and Money

A cable operator’s headend is jam packed with specialized equipment to deliver content to 10 densified POD (3)thousands of people. Space is at a premium, more equipment means higher electrical bills and increased cooling capacity.  New facilities are capital intensive and time consuming to get up and running.

ARRIS understands the situation… and the challenge of scaling an already crowded facility to provide tomorrow’s services.  That’s why we developed our Hub Densification Service.

Our team of engineers and project managers works with cable operators to redesign their headends and hubs.  The team focuses on changes that will save or recover space, cut down on power consumption, and reduce the cooling needed to keep equipment functioning properly.

The Hub Densification Service benefits greatly from the fact that ARRIS’s solutions are designed to pack a lot of functionality into a small box.  Our portfolio offers cable operators a variety of options for reaching the capacity and scalability they need in an uniquely small footprint: like our E6000 Converged Edge Router, APEX3000, and new RF management technologies, which all require minimal rack space and power.

Our team builds-out the racks at an off-site location and then brings them in (including OEM and third-party products) ready to install—minimizing impact on current operations.

The resulting solutions can reduce operating expenses (reduced power bills and reduced staffing  -as compared to operating two facilities) and capital expense (avoiding, potentially, millions of dollars in real estate investment).

For more information, contact  us here.

Maltese MSO Melita Launches Free Wi-Fi Trial Bringing Broadband-on-the-Go to the Community of Paceville

Extending traditional broadband packages by offering Wi-Fi access beyond the home is fast becoming an important differentiator for service providers looking to attract new customers while reducing existing customer churn rates.

One of the challenges to creating a community wide Wi-Fi service is to do so cost effectively while ensuring the Wi-Fi rates are at a level that subscribers value. The economics surrounding optimized connectivity and a quality Wi-Fi experience can at times present a challenging business case…unless of course, existing cable network investments can be leveraged.

This is exactly what Maltese internet service provider Melita is doing with the launch of a free cable Wi-Fi trial service in the Paceville area of Malta, one of the main centres of tourism on the Island. 

Motorola’s Cable Wi-Fi is a natural extension of any cable broadband network. The technology now exists to easily place Cable Wi-Fi base stations just about anywhere access to the cable network can be found.  Given the inherent nature of cable’s existing backhaul capabilities and other infrastructural advantages, Melita can target dense community areas, and other venues – meaning fast, reliable wireless Internet can be available to customers in more places.

Wireless internet access is an enabling technology. It connects people, stimulating local commerce and opening up many new business opportunities. The service from Melita is just one example of a growing number of cable Wi-Fi services that are providing fast, reliable Internet access to more and more locations around the world. That’s good news for service providers, consumers and the local and regional economies they support.

For more information on Motorola Cable Wi-Fi solutions, visit:

Video: Motorola Cable Wi-Fi Solutions

White Paper: Wi-Fi: The Next Frontier for Cable Operators

Data Sheets: Motorola Cable Wi-Fi Portfolio

ARRIS to Acquire Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business

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Bruce McClelland, ARRIS CEO

In the shifting, converging worlds of cable, telco, and wireless, we’ve always been an expert partner to our customers. As we work together to enable the next era of connected experiences, we are beginning to see the lines blur; not just between wireless technologies, but between wired and wireless networking. Five years from now, every service provider will also be a wireless operator.

That’s why today we’re excited to announce that we’re planning to acquire Ruckus Wireless and ICX campus switching from Broadcom.

We’ve set an aggressive growth strategy for ARRIS that includes expanding our technology breadth and depth with a focus on wireless broadband. This strategy will also take us beyond the home – and into new, adjacent markets. The acquisition accomplishes all of these goals, expanding our focus into the enterprise networking and wireless spaces, as well as augmenting our portfolio of products serving our existing and emerging customers.

Ruckus is leading the industry in the development of an exciting new approach for delivering very high-bandwidth cellular service – areas that are of high interest to both mobile and fixed Service Providers.  Combining the strengths of ARRIS and Ruckus will allow us to be agile, innovative and evolve our services as those lines blur between wireline and wireless operators.

As you’ve seen from our Motorola and Pace acquisitions, we have a fantastic track record of making investments that significantly grow our business and create value for all of our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders and partners.

Through our existing collaborations with the Ruckus team, we are very familiar with the amazing talent and innovation that have created this world-class brand. We plan to introduce Ruckus as a dedicated business unit within ARRIS, led by current Ruckus COO and industry veteran, Dan Rabinovitsj. Under Dan’s exceptional leadership, the team’s focus will remain on technological innovation, channel and partner ecosystems and vertical market development.

We look forward to welcoming Ruckus to the ARRIS family – and are excited by the future strides we will take together – as ARRIS continues to power the digital world.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication regarding the transaction contain forward-looking statements concerning the transaction, the expected benefits, and the timing of closing. Forward-looking statements generally may be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “estimates,” “projects,” “targets,” “forecasts,” “outlook,” “impact,” “potential,” “confidence,” “improve,” “optimistic,” “deliver,” “comfortable,” “trend” and “seeks,” or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the possibility that proposed acquisition of Brocade by Broadcom will not be completed and the possibility that the proposed acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless broadband and ICX Switch business by ARRIS will not be completed, whether as a result of the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, to satisfy any of the other conditions to the transactions or otherwise; adverse effects on the market price of ARRIS shares and on ARRIS’s operating results because of a failure to complete the acquisition; failure of ARRIS to realize the expected benefits of the acquisition; negative effects relating to the announcement of the possible acquisition or any further announcements relating to the acquisition or the consummation of the acquisition on the market price of ARRIS shares; significant transaction costs and/or unknown liabilities; customer reaction to the announcement of the proposed acquisition; possible litigation relating to the acquisition; general economic and business conditions that affect the combined companies following the consummation of the acquisition; commercial acceptance and use of the Shared Spectrum Small Cell market by ARRIS’s customers; changes in global, political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory forces, future exchange and interest rates, changes in tax laws or their interpretation or application, regulations, rates and policies; future business acquisitions or disposals; and competitive developments. These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in ARRIS’s reports filed with the SEC, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. The factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this release could cause ARRIS’s plans with respect to the business acquired from Broadcom, ARRIS’s actual results, performance or achievements, industry results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove correct and persons reading this document are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as at the date hereof. ARRIS expressly disclaims any obligation to update or correct these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Announcing ARRIS’s New R&D Center in Bangalore, India

Today, we opened a new, multi-million dollar R&D and Operations center in Bangalore, India, dedicated to innovation for our customers worldwide.

The Ulsoor, Bangalore site – which houses a state-of-the-art lab and testing facilities – becomes ARRIS’s largest global development center outside of the US. It’s an IP creation hub that unites world-class engineers from the former ARRIS and Pace sites in the region (following ARRIS’s January 2016 acquisition of Pace). Now, they can more easily collaborate on the technology to drive the next era of broadband and video experiences—from Gigabit Internet to 4K TV, and Wi-Fi.

Our Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bob Stanzione, inaugurated the facility with Kiran Gadi, Country Head and VP, Engineering for ARRIS India, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.

Take a look at our photos from the ceremony:

 

 

 

 

 

New ARRIS E6000 CER Advanced Training Courses

e6000_heroOur E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) is the industry’s leading CCAP platform. It provides service to millions of subscribers around the world, and now features DOCSIS® 3.1 capabilities to help deliver new gigabit services.

Because of the E6000’s popularity, ARRIS Training now offers an expanded curriculum featuring advanced courses that go beyond basic operations. The new, self-paced courses build on existing foundational courses and are followed by a capstone, lab-intensive, instructor-led classroom training session that will be available in December.

ARRIS Training students who have taken the E6000 CER Basic Operations course are eligible to sign up for our E6000 CER Advanced Troubleshooting course suite. It consists of four eLearning courses:

  • E6D301: E6000 CER Cable Modem Registration
  • E6D302: E6000 CER Theft of Service Prevention
  • E6D303: E6000 CER RF Impairments
  • E6D304: E6000 CER Troubleshooting Capacity and Bandwidth

Our instructor-led capstone course launching in December will feature real-world problem solving.

For more information on our advanced courses or to sign up, please contact Gina Fanelli Ahern.

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