How to Win-Win this Father’s Day

What gift do you give the man with everything?Obviously, a gift that you can use as well. And we’re thinking longer term than cookies or a tie.

Yes, the ideal Father’s Day gift is an ARRIS SURFboard® modem. Hear us out. Dad already has a huge 4K Smart TV, maybe one too many laptops, and even that network of home spy cameras that he hooked up to the internet before it was cool. And what makes them all run faster and more reliably is our DOCSIS® 3.1 SURFboard SB8200 Cable Modem–designed to deliver the fastest available* broadband service, both now and well into the future.

It’s one of the most advanced cable modems on the market which means it can also access the most demanding services dad loves– like Virtual Reality and streaming Ultra HD.

So think of it: faster internet, happy devices, and Dad reminds you that you gave him something that he will actually use every day. Win-win.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

ARRIS @ ANGA COM 2017

ANGA logoThe excitement is building as we prepare for ANGA COM 2017 next week. We’ll be showcasing the latest ARRIS technology and solutions that are connecting millions of people and billions of devices around the globe.

 

Visit our booth #G10 in Hall 7, and we can help answer some of the most pressing questions facing operators today:

  • How do I successfully deploy DOCSIS® 3.1?
  • How and when do I transition to a distributed architecture?
  • How can I cost-effectively deploy fiber deeper into the network?
  • How can we implement a planned, evolutionary approach to an all-IP architecture with minimal impact to our subscribers?
  • How can I improve Wi-Fi home network performance and generate fewer calls to the call center?
  • How do software platforms like RDK and Android, and the latest UHD/HDR-capable hardware affect my set-top choices?

Demo highlights will include:

  • The industry’s widest range of network solutions to evolve your network to deliver DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit services today and prepare for tomorrow. Including:
    • High-capacity second-generation hardware for the ARRIS E6000® CER and Remote PHY modules suitable for the European cable plant
    • Technology for fiber-to-the-home or premises, including OBI-free RFoG, 10G Node PON and 10G EPON
    • DOCSIS 3.1 ready 1.2GHz HFC products
    • Network transformation services to accelerate time to market of DOCSIS 3.1
  • Proactive Network Management tools to improve service levels through automated identification and prioritization of existing and potential service impairments, and prepare the network for DOCSIS 3.1. We will introduce the new Virtual Spectrum Analyzer feature of ServAssure® Alarm Central that reduces the need to send technicians out for fault diagnosis
  • Our industry-leading portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 gateways and modems, showcasing multi-gigabit performance
  • Wi-Fi Connected Home solutions that improve Wi-Fi performance and coverage throughout the home while focusing on customer usability. This will include our gateway and extender portfolio that features self-configuration and automated network optimization software, the ECO management platform and consumer self-help tools.
  • Service Provider Wi-Fi solutions that deliver unified Wi-Fi services for the home, community, multi-dwelling unit, venue and enterprises from a centrally managed platform.
  • Video set-tops featuring 4K UHD/HDR HEVC technology, running RDK, Android and KreaTV software platforms
  • ARRIS’s pragmatic approach to evolving today’s video delivery infrastructure to leverage the benefits of all IP Video infrastructure.

You can also catch ARRIS executives and experts speaking in the conference, providing insights into some of our industry’s hottest topics.

We look forward to meeting you in Cologne!

 

OTT: Friend, Foe, or Value Add

Senior Director, Program Management, Global Services at ARRIS

Ric Brovedani – Senior Director, Program Management, Global Services at ARRIS

OTT services are here to stay.  Amazon, Apple, Hulu, Netflix, Sony VUE, HBO Go and others deliver relevant value to today’s consumer. OTT is a formidable contender in today’s content experience, not only because it offers unique content or allows consumers the ability to binge-watch, but because it enables them to watch what they want, where they want, when they want. OTT is a new kind of convenience.

And its successful appeal to consumers has three major repercussions: consumers are using more bandwidth; they are viewing less conventional programming and in some cases, they’re shaving, or even cutting, the cord.

The opportunity in entertainment delivery is taking a strategic position to these trends. And that requires deciding how to be a true service provider vs. a pipe provider.

As a service provider, the focus becomes how to maintain a relationship as the trusted curator of subscribers’ viewing experience: How to make their lives simpler, how to enable users to access outside content sources—but through a branded user experience that gives consumers choices, but enables them to stay within a familiar, unified experience.

In order to offer this experience, service providers will need to consider how to integrate the OTT experience into their entertainment delivery platform, how to upgrade their networks to support the uptick in bandwidth use, and how to evolve their headend to deliver the next generation of IP Video.

That’s where ARRIS can help. ARRIS offers service providers the ability to determine where they are, where they’re going, and where they should invest. Our leading portfolio and experience with network and CPE technology and global deployments of all sizes can light the path forward and keep subscribers loyal, in the face of OTT… or whatever’s next. .

ARRIS SPEAKS @ ANGA COM 2017

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The conference at this year’s ANGA COM will feature an impressive selection of ARRIS executives and experts, providing insights into some of our industry’s hottest topics: such as deploying DOCSIS® 3.1 for gigabit services; optimizing Wi-Fi; personalizing and monetizing TV; and what’s next for HFC (including Distributed Access Architectures such as Remote PHY and Full Duplex DOCSIS).

Below is a full schedule of ARRIS speakers and presentations. Visit us in Hall 7 at booth #G10 to see demos of our latest solutions that power the digital world.

Keep an eye here to find the latest updates on the show or follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for real-time updates and news.

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 10.00 -11.15: Wireless Convergence and Optimizing Wi-Fi Coverage (Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment)
  • 11.45-13.00: Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 – Challenge for Today’s HFC Networks? (Ayham Al-Banna, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 13.30-14.30: Gigabit Networks and New TV (Steve McCaffery, President, International Sales and Managing Director International Business Operations Group)
  • 15.00-16.15: Personalized TV: Product trends and monetization (Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA)
  • 15.00-16.15: Realities of Deploying in Distributed Access Architectures (John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 16.30-17.45: The Complete Story on Full Duplex DOCSIS (Tom Cloonan, CTO, Network Solutions)

*all times local Central European Time (CET)

Broadcast Asia: Getting the Most out of TV with Ultra HD

Scot_Mason-326Ultra-High Definition (UHD) is the evolution of TV, and it represents one of the most important opportunities for service providers: UHD services.

These services are not just a compelling new revenue opportunity; they’re the natural next step for consumers who have made the leap to the latest UHD TVs. But to deliver UHD services cost effectively, service providers need a solution for compressing video that delivers on the selling point of unsurpassed picture quality while conserving precious network bandwidth.

ARRIS’s legacy in industry-leading compression platforms, has led to its specialized portfolio of solutions for UHD service delivery. These solutions take advantage of our work in video quality assessment to ensure that the end product matches the input as closely as possible, while yielding unprecedented savings in bandwidth.

At Broadcast Asia on May 24th 12.00pm (room 308-309), I’ll be presenting a new method for making objective video quality assessments—crucial in delivering UHD content—for the entire content development and delivery chain: from camera to broadcast encoder.

If you’re not at Broadcast Asia, or can’t wait for my presentation, take a look at this paper for more info: SETTING VIDEO QUALITY & PERFORMANCE TARGETS FOR HDR AND WCG VIDEO SERVICES

Scot Mason, Senior Staff Solutions Architect

 

Choose the Right ARRIS SURFboard® Modem for Mom

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

Mother’s Day is coming in the U.S., and whether your mom is a big-wave surfer or a big-time streamer, she’ll appreciate the best modem money can buy.

When you purchase mom an ARRIS SURFboard® modem, you’re buying her something you know she’ll actually use… for faster internet surfing and watching that cheesy show on Netflix that used to buffer all the time.

Our SURFboards offer a new level of performance that she won’t have to upgrade, reconfigure, or think about for years. It may mean that she posts more embarrassing photos to your Facebook page, faster, and with greater regularity, but when you consider the fact that she did give you life, well, you kind of owe it to her.

In case you need more convincing, here are three reasons to choose a SURFboard this Mother’s Day:

Advanced Technology

ARRIS SURFboards are some of the fastest, most advanced modems available. Our current line features the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 technology to deliver the fastest broadband speeds*. For example, our SB8200 is not only ready for Gigabit speeds and services, but has two Ethernet ports for the flexibility to bring that speed to more devices.

Compatibility

Is it going to work with your mom’s internet service? In a word, yes. Our SURFboards are compatible with all major service providers. One less thing to think about.

Money

Oh yeah. ARRIS modems will save mom money—up to $120/year in modem rental fees. Invaluable for the next time she nags you about spending way too much money.

Check out our line-up of SURFboard modems and gateways at surfboard.com.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

 

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