ARRIS Everywhere @ SCTE in Denver

Next week in Denver, ARRIS experts will take the stage at SCTE–15 times in fact! We’ll be discussing several of the latest trends and our perspective on “what’s next” for DOCSIS 3.1,Ultra HD, Wi-Fi QoS, virtualization, and other hot topics. If you’re attending SCTE, make sure to schedule in some of the below sessions and stop by our booth #1764.

We’ll also dive into a few of these topics next week from the show on this blog. And of course, be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Monday, September 22

  • 2:00-3:00 PM: Application of SDN and NFV in the Service Provider Delivery Network (Bruce McClelland – Moderator)
  • 3:15-4:15 PM: The Fiber Toolkit for Expanding Service Capabilities (Leon Venton)

Tuesday, September 23

  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Optimizing Network Performance = Maximizing Customer Experience (Tom Cloonan)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Peeling Back the Layers of DOCSIS 3.1 (Ayham Al-Banna)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: The Impact of the Connected Home on Upstream Capacity (John Ulm)
  • 11:00 AM – Noon: Super-Charging Fiber (Michael Emmendorfer – Moderator)
  • 2:00-5:00 PM: WICT: Tech It Out Keynote (Bob Stanzione)

Wednesday, September 24

  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Going Remote: Exploring New Access Architectures (Mike Emmendorfer)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Multicast & Unicast: The Best of Both Worlds to Enable Multiscreen Video (John Ulm)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Unique Undertaking: Operating a Distributed Access Network (Steve Krapp)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: DOCSIS 3.1: Making It Real (Dan Torbet)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: Once Upon a Time: Continuing the PON Story (Mike Emmendorfer)

Thursday, September 25

  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Migrating to Ultra HD (Sean McCarthy)
  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Wi-Fi: The Quest for Quality (Charles Cheevers)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: ABR Shoot Out at the Optimization Corral (Santhana Chari)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: The Smarter Wi-Fi: Co-existing in the Unmanaged Spectrum (Chris Busch)

SCTE is Right around the Corner! – T-minus 5 Days…

download (7)SCTE is almost here! Here’s what you can expect to see in just 5 days…

Fifteen ARRIS leaders and experts covering the industry’s most pressing topics—from DOCSIS 3.1 and Wi-Fi to Fiber Toolkits and Ultra HD. Each one of these sessions will bring in heavy hitters to take attendees into the future of Cable.

In addition, our own Chairman and CEO, Bob Stanzione will be there delivering the keynote address at the annual WICT conference, “Tech it Out.”

And, of course, demos. Our latest solutions driving the Wi-Fi Connected Home, nDVR in the cloud, virtualized cloud environments, and the evolution to an all IP network will all be on display. As a bonus, we’re bringing the preview of our new line of wireless HEVC set-tops to the US—featuring updated, slim and modern designs.

Here are a few pictures of their debut at IBC this past week to give you a taste of what’s to come.

Next week, drop by booth #1764, and let us show you around!

ARRIS in Argentina – Photos from Jornadas Conference

We’re back in Buenos Aires for the annual Jornadas conference—bringing together more than 700 members of the cable industry from around the globe.

This annual gathering is a showcase for the trends and solutions driving tomorrow’s video and broadband experiences. For ARRIS, it’s been a great opportunity to demo key components of our Latin American portfolio—including Whole Home Solution gateway and set-top solutions, ServAssure WiFi, E6000 Converged Edge Router, and our growing CPE family.

We wanted to share some of the experience through photos from the show. Check them out below! And if you’re in town, be sure to stop by our booth #57 in Pacifico Hall!

ARRIS to Sponsor Technical Track at 28th Annual NAMIC Conference

At this year’s 28th annual National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) turnitupConference, ARRIS is sponsoring the Technical Track titled “Talk Techy to Me.” The panel features a fun, educational overview of our industry’s technical lingo.

As an added bonus, Mark DePietro, our VP of Strategy & Business Development, will be there to discuss HEVC/4K. Drop by to hear his talk, and you’ll have the opportunity to win an Ultra HDTV!

Mark will be joined by Shalini Ramachadran, Staff Reporter – The Wall Street Journal, serving as the panel’s moderator; Franklyn Athias, SVP of Comcast and Craig Cuttner SVP at HBO.

So don’t forget to register today for this year’s NAMIC conference on Sept. 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

ARRIS @ IBC 2014

IBC 2014 kicked off today and the ARRIS booth was buzzing as we showcased the latest in transformative solutions for the video delivery chain, from content creation to consumption.

Take a look at some photos from the booth below, and if you’re in Amsterdam please stop by to say hi  -we are in Hall 1, D31.

ARRIS to demonstrate power of SDN and NFV at IBC 2014 and SCTE 2014

Video content delivery is becoming more complex than ever. And, service providers are exploring how best to evolve the delivery of all of this content, as consumers’ video appetite only grows. As we noted in our May 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index, while the living room is still the center of household entertainment, the proliferation of connected devices and the growing popularity of streaming content is mobilizing consumers within the home. And it shows no signs of slowing down.

Enter Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDNs).

ARRIS is exploring the benefits and applicability of both NFV and SDNs for a number of network control and data-plane functions. We believe NFV and SDN Controllers may prove invaluable in permitting operators to increase feature velocity, simplify network management, and capitalize on the cost benefits of elasticity within virtualized environments.

Over the course of IBC 2014 and SCTE 2014, we will demonstrate three advanced network functions implemented with a common SDN platform:

  • Dynamic bandwidth management for individual users, regardless of where they are on the network – something we are calling Bring Your Own Service (BYOS)
  • Protection from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks using an NFV firewall
  • Dynamic bandwidth management for nDVR playback (introduced at SCTE)

The deployment of an open source SDN platform enables service providers to abstract complicated north-bound interfaces and use simpler HTTP-based, RESTful management for network functions. Our IBC demonstrations use OpenDaylight, an open source SDN platform able to translate complex interfaces like PCMM to a web-based applications platform.

ARRIS continues to collaborate with our customers to find the right video content delivery path, and NFV and SDNs are two worthy virtualization options for consideration. Both can positively impact service provider CAPEX and OPEX – therefore, it’s worth exploring if these options are right for you. Stop by ARRIS booth this week at IBC 2014 in Hall 1, Stand D31, or from September 22-25th at SCTE Cable Tech EXPO 2014 at stand #1764to see these demonstrations.

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