ARRIS @ The Independent Show

TIS16_std_webWe’re at The Independent Show in Orlando this week to showcase our portfolio of turnkey solutions for regional service providers. Combined with our recently expanded Channel Program, to now include the US and Canada, we offer a variety of customized resources for accelerating delivery of the most advanced new services to consumers—including Gigabit broadband, Service provider Wi-Fi, and Cloud & IP video.

Some of our featured booth demonstrations will include:

  • Delivering better Gigabit broadband to the home
  • Achieving stronger high performance Wi-Fi solutions for service providers
  • Full IP adaptive bit rate (ABR) solutions for set top and multiscreen devices

If you’re at The Independent Show, be sure to stop by Booth #501 & 503 to check out our demos and speak with our experts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Day Two: ARRIS @ ABTA 2016

Welcome to ABTA. Over the past two days, we’ve hosted customers and attendees from all over Latin America who have come to see how our solutions are transforming the entire video experience for the world’s leading service providers.

Our demos highlight new DOCSIS® 3.1 devices, IoT capabilities, and CCAP solutions like our industry-leading E6000® CER.

In case you weren’t able to make it to our booth (#72), check out a few photos below. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for updates!


This week, we’re at the ABTA Expo and Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil to showcase our IMG_3802leadership in pay-tv and broadband technology for Latin America.

Latin America is an important growth market for ARRIS as we continue to capitalize on significant business opportunities outside of the United States. We’re working with top service providers in the region to usher in the next era of connected entertainment. And our growing portfolio of solutions in the cloud, network, and home are the foundation. Our booth at ABTA will feature demonstrations of how these technologies are supporting new services like Wi-Fi®, Gigabit speeds, IoT, and more.

In addition, our Chief Regional Technologist of CALA (Caribbean and Latin America), Hugo Ramos will be speaking on three panels at the Transamerica Expo Center.

·        IoT: Opportunities & Challenges, 29th June 1:00 – 1:30pm

·        DOCSIS 3.1 -New Generation of Technology, 29th June 9:30 –10am

·        User Interfaces for the Set-Top, 30th June 3:30 – 4pm

Join us at Booth #72 at ABTA, and stay tuned to our blog for more highlights from the show!

Future HFC Directions: The Role of I-CCAP, R-PHY and R-MACPHY

John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

Distributed Access Architectures are set to be a hot topic of discussion at ANGA COM 2016, as they represent a significant departure from today’s HFC access network.

But the challenge is choosing the best one. I-CCAP, R-PHY or R-MACPHY? They all have unique merits. In my presentation at the show in Cologne this week, I’ll highlight the key differences between a centralized approach with an Integrated CCAP and AM Analog Optics with distributed approaches such as Remote PHY (R-PHY) and Remote MACPHY (R-MACPHY). You will learn just how much capacity improvement you can expect from the distributed digital link and then learn the true story on Headend space and power savings.

After the centralized vs distributed discussion, I will dive deeper into the different types of distributed architectures and where each has its benefits. I then wrap up with some discussions on a hybrid Distributed Node Architecture that leverages the best benefits from DAA digital links, AM optic worlds and a new Hybrid PON (HPON) technology.

To hear more, drop into Room B @ 13.15 on Wednesday, 8th June for my session entitled: How to Build your Future Network – RF Design and Distributed Architectures.

Introducing ARRIS Insights @ ANGA COM 2016

This year at ANGA COM, we’re introducing ARRIS Insights: a new area of our booth (#E21) dedicated to sharing our findings as we work with the world’s leading service providers to solve some of the industry’s most pressing challenges.

The ARRIS Insights presentations are 10 minutes long and will run throughout the event – follow us on Twitter (@ARRIS) or pop by the booth to get a timetable.

Our experts will focus on the following key topics:

Managing Constant Network Evolution

The ever-increasing demand for bandwidth is driving unprecedented change in all aspects of the broadband network and operations. The ARRIS Global Services team helps operators devise a logical plan to manage this change, with comprehensive, proven procedures and expertise.

  • We’ll share details of our proven methodology and tools for managing certain functions of the process to ensure smooth and seamless network evolution, enabling operators to focus on their core business.

Choosing the Right Fiber-to-the-Home Solution for Multi-gigabit Services

Operators are looking to deeper fiber deployments to anticipate consumer demand for tomorrow’s multi-gigabit services. But there are choices to be made: do you add RFoG to the existing cable HFC network, with an eye on eliminating OBI? Does DPoE (DOCSIS Provisioning of Ethernet Passive Optical Network) make 10G EPON a natural choice for symmetrical multi-gigabit services? Or do you consider NG-PON2, especially in a greenfield environment, where ARRIS’s collaboration with Altice Labs for xPON solutions will bring real value?

  • ARRIS experts will outline all the options, drawing on our global experience and latest demonstrations at ANGA COM.

Gigabit Wi-Fi throughout the Home

Not all consumers want to be CTO of their own home network; they just want flawless wireless broadband and access to high-quality video on any screen.  But reliably delivering that in every home poses some unique challenges.

  • We’ll look at new innovations for evolving the home network and at how operators can increase customer satisfaction using advances in Wi-Fi gateways and extenders (we’re predicting within five years the modern home will need three extenders) as well as self-healing, self-help tools.

Monetizing Wide-Area Wi-Fi

A managed Wi-Fi network can support multiple consumer and enterprise services on a huge scale, but designing it properly is absolutely crucial in minimizing consumer frustration and lost revenue.

  • We’ll share lessons from the world-class Wi-Fi network we designed and deployed at NASCAR’s Daytona International Speedway, including how to plan and design seamless, high quality Wi-Fi hotspots, whether it’s for a small business, residential or public area.

How to Address OBI for Successful RFoG Deployments


Michael McWilliams, Product Manager, Optical Node Platforms

Cable operators who have begun deploying RF over Glass (RFoG) networks have realized quickly that Optical Beat Interference (OBI) is a real and expensive issue.
OBI is an optical phenomenon inherent to RFoG fibre-to-the-home access networks. When it occurs, it causes severe performance degradation in the upstream optical transmission path. The occurrence of OBI is a statistical probability and a fundamental issue with the architecture. Understanding its underlying causes and effects will provide operators with options to minimize its impact on future services, limiting disruption to subscribers so that operators can maximize the potential of advanced fibre networks.

During the presentation, I will address:

  •  What OBI is and what causes it
  • The impact of OBI on services
  • How to recognize if OBI is an issue in an RFoG network
  • Steps that can be taken to mitigate impact of OBI
  • How to eliminate it

Join me on Thursday, 9th June @ 11.30am in Room B for the session: FTTX – Stepping into the Gigabit Society

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