Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of May 18, 2015

This week, CED reported on our announcement that as of year’s end, we will no longer be using the Motorola brand at our retail products.

At this week’s Video Leadership Forum in Dublin, Rapid TV captured an early glimpse at a new beta-version platform that will enable a new level of targeted advertising and content recommendations for users.

IP&TV News reported on Digital TV Research’s report highlighting global digital TV penetration will reach 97.6% of television households by end-2020. The report also noted Asia Pacific will drive the global digital TV growth by 180%.

In other industry news, TechCrunch disclosed findings from a recent Juniper Research report on Over-The-Top streaming video services. According to the report, the amount of people using streaming video services is on the rise, and there will be about 333.2 million global subscriptions by 2019.

Finally, InformationWeek reported the IDC’s prediction that the market for the Internet of Things will increase 19 percent in 2015.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. RIP “Motorola” (May 21, 2015) By Brian Santo, CED: ARRIS said it will cease using the Motorola name for its retail products at the end of this year…ARRIS has an obligation to build its own brand, and is doing a fine job of it.
  2. ARRIS Data-Based Platform to Enable Targeted Ads, Better Recommendation (May 21, 2015) By Juan Fernandez Gonzalez, Rapid TV: Unveiled during ARRIS’ Video Leadership Forum (VLF) held in Dublin this week, the platform aims to use the power of data to create a new video experience. According to Andy Aftelak, VP of advanced research at ARRIS, the company intends to use data as one of the ways of creating new value around content.
  3. Asia Pacific Drives 180% Global Digital TV Growth (May 20, 2015) By Thomas Campbell, IP&TV News: Based on forecasts from 138 countries, the number of digital TV homes will increase by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to 1.65 billion – or up by 180%, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
  4. Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019 (May 18, 2015) By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch: Consumer adoption of streaming video services is surging, according to a new report by Juniper Research out this morning, which finds that subscriber numbers for services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video will grow from 92.1 million in 2014 to 333.2 million global subscriptions by 2019.
  5. IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts (May 20, 2015) By Nathan Eddy, InformationWeek: The market for the Internet of Things, which refers to the network of Web-connected physical objects — this includes everything from Nest thermostats, to dishwashers, to heart monitors — is expected to grow 19% in 2015, according to IT research firm IDC’s second annual IoT forecast.


Mastering In-Home Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi connects us to everything in our lives—from our entertainment, to our friends, and the outside world. But that very dynamic is putting more and more strain on our home networks. As a result, there’s a new impetus and opportunity for improving the quality of Wi-Fi in our lives. We talked with ARRIS CTO Charles Cheevers about how service providers can leverage the latest technology to revolutionize this lifeblood of our digital world.

Addressing the Top 3 Consumer Bandwidth Trends

Our latest white paper—Trend. Impact. Solution. —investigates three leading bandwidth trends, their impact, and innovative solutions for service providers.

It focuses on the top three consumer bandwidth trends that we uncovered through our extensive global research. We reviewed these implications for broadband networks and compiled a set of solutions, leveraging insight from leading service providers around the world:
1.) Consumers want high-quality, untethered experiences in the home
2.) Massive increases in video traffic are triggering significant network capacity expansion
3.) Consumers want to record and store more content

Take a look at our latest report, here.

Gigabit Services: A New Era of Lightning Speeds

One of the hottest trends at INTX was Gigabit: blazing-fast new Internet services. Service providers around the world are beginning to offer it, but there are a lot of questions mixed in with the excitement. We sat down with our VP of Product Line Management, Todd Kessler, at INTX 2015 to talk about the implications of Gigabit Internet and how ARRIS is powering these incredible speeds.

Alex Swan- Cable Pioneer

Alex Swan, our Senior Director of Marketing, is the newest inductee to the Cable Center’s Cable TV Pioneers. It’s an honor bestowed each year at the Cable Show to industry veterans who represent the “plethora of talent that has and will continue to contribute to the cable industry’s success.” In his 40 years of service to the industry, Alex has contributed his broad knowledge and expertise to a variety of roles including his current position at ARRIS. We caught up with him to find out more about what the award means and to glean his advice for the next generation of cable pioneers.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of May 4, 2015

This week, Light Reading covered the announcement that ARRIS is teaming up with TiVo Inc. to bring the TiVo software platform and cloud-based services to ARRIS set-tops.

Separately, Multichannel News highlighted the recent announcement of ARRIS’s 24-channel multicast streaming solution, which can enable MSOs to deliver “Skinny TV” packages.

Also, FierceCable reported that Suddenlink has begun deployment of the E6000™ Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS.

Furthermore, IP&TV News covered a new study that draws attention towards the increasing popularity of 4K TVs.

Finally, The Wall Street Journal covers data from online ad giant Google stating only about half of video ads across the Web are actually viewable.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Cable Cozies Up to TiVo & OTT (May 5, 2015) By Mari Silbey, Light Reading: What a difference a few years makes. Former upstart TiVo was shunned by the cable industry for the better part of a decade, and Netflix has often ranked as enemy number one both for producing scads of Internet traffic, and for offering a competitive service to cable’s video-on-demand (VoD). Fast forward to today, however, and the cable industry has decided to mend fences all around.
  2. INTX 2015: Arris Demos ‘Skinny TV’ Approach (May 6, 2015) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Taking aim at the emerging trend toward skinnier pay-TV bundles, Arris is using INTX to show off an IP multicast system that, it claims, is vastly more bandwidth-efficient than unicast streaming systems.
  3. Suddenlink bolsters 1 Gbps service push with deployment of Arris E6000 edge router (May 5, 2015) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Arris says that its E6000 high-density converged cable access platform (CCAP) has been deployed by Suddenlink Communications, enabling the operator to better offer its customers broadband speeds of 1 Gbps and faster.
  4. Report: 4K to grow 45% from 2015-2019 (May 8th, 2015) By Thomas Campbell, IP&TV News: Technavio, a tech-focused research firm, has published a new report on the global ultra HD TV market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45% from 2015-2019.
  5. Only Half of Online Video Ads Are Viewable, Google Says (May 8, 2015) By Jack Marshall, The Wall Street Journal: The online ad industry is facing some push-back. Marketers are increasingly insisting they should only pay for ads that actually appear on users’ screens. However, according to data from online ad giant Google, only about half of video ads across the Web are actually viewable.
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