This week, we’re hosting our industry’s Caribbean and Latin American leaders at our 2nd annual Customer Leadership Forum (CLF) in Miami. It’s become a premier event for the region’s operators to discuss the future of entertainment and communications.
ARRIS Racing driver Daniel Suarez helped us kick off our incredible line-up of speakers, which includes many ARRIS executives as well as guest speaker Robert Tercek and representatives from Cable & Wireless Communications, Liberty Cablevision, NET, Tigo, and more.
Across the Caribbean and Latin America, new growth in OTT, content downloading, TV everywhere, and especially binge-viewing are driving demand for more content, more bandwidth, more choice, and more flexibility—with tremendous implications for new services and business models. This year’s CLF agenda focuses on the many facets of this evolution, offering a forum for the region’s operators to discuss this new landscape and share insights with its most influential players.
Check out a few photos below from Day One.
Pictured (left to right): Hugo Ramos, German Iaryczower, Marcelo Parraga (CTO AMX Brazil), Ricardo La Guardia and Marcos Takanohashi.
We’re in Brazil this week for the ABTA Expo and Conference –one of Latin America’s leading trade shows for pay-TV and broadband.
At this year’s conference, we’re showcasing how we continue to shape the future of connected entertainment by combining research with innovation and local expertise. We just published the findings of our latest Consumer Entertainment Index which tracks the evolution of consumer entertainment trends. And we’re bringing that insight to ABTA, alongside our latest solutions— from Wi-Fi to Gigabit, CCAP and Ultra HD—to help our local customers anticipate the next wave of entertainment services and business models.
We’re also speaking at several venues during the show:
- Hugo Ramos, ARRIS CTO CALA will present “Operational Aspects of DOCSIS 3.1 Network Migration”
- MattMilford, ARRIS Engineering Fellow, will present “Network DVR” and “IP & Cloud Migrations”
- GaryCunha, ARRIS Senior Director of Product Management, will present “Network Virtualization for Proactive Network Management”
- Jesus Barrios, ARRIS Staff Solutions Architect, will present “Challenges and Opportunities for Wi-Fi networks”
Visit our booth in Section Aisle D, Booth #D10 ABTA to learn more about our products and solutions.
Yesterday, we kicked off the annual CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, Colorado. The event brings industry leaders together to explore the future cable technology.
In that vein, ARRIS fellows Tom Cloonan and Ayham Al-Banna will hold a groundbreaking demonstration of “Extended Spectrum DOCSIS”—an innovative display of how adjustments to the frequency of downstream signals can to extend the capability of current HFC networks to deliver speeds in the 50+ Gbps range. The system proposes the use of a much wider spectrum for DOCSIS 3.1 systems while also using lower order modulations (and lower signal-to-noise ratios), netting a huge gain in bitrate capacity with the same power budget.
Tom and Ayham propose that broadening the spectrum for DOCSIS and introducing a new network architecture can extend the lifespan of today’s cable networks well into the next decade or two. The implications for cable providers can distribute the capital cost of FTTH deployments over a more gradual schedule.
Be sure to attend Tom and Ayham’s presentation during the Innovation Showcase on Monday morning August 3rd in Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak, and swing by our table during Demo Floor hours both Monday and Tuesday. We hope to see you there!
IoT is a hot topic that made its way into more than one high-profile discussion at INTX. One such talk was Imagine Park’s “Why the Internet of Things is Definitely Still a Thing” featuring Comcast Engineering Fellow Mark Francisco and ARRIS CTO Charles Cheevers. We caught up with them after their panel for some relevant insights.
This year, The Cable Show is reborn as INTX: The Internet & Television Expo. The organizers bill it as “a new kind of show for a new kind of world,” which is appropriate since we’re showcasing the key technologies and services that operators will need to deliver the future of broadband and entertainment.
Our booth (#101) is right at the front of the exhibit hall and gives INTX’s thousands of attendees a glimpse of the experiences making their way to consumers, including nDVR, Ultra HD, IP video, gigabit speeds, and more.
Some highlights of our demos include our newest range of 4K set-tops and gateways, our cloud and nDVR solutions, and DOCSIS 3.1 network technology. And as a nod to our technology-driven partnership with NASCAR, we’ll be showing our exclusive 4K driving experience, featuring three 4K video streams delivered through a single gateway to three set-tops leveraging our E6000™ CCAP platform.
If you’re here at INTX, stop by booth #101 and check out all of our demos. And for those of you who weren’t able to make it this year, here are a few pictures from Day 1.
This week, industry leaders from across the globe will gather in Chicago for INTX 2015 (formerly known as The Cable Show). Our experts will be present to help advance the dialogue around the future of entertainment technology. In fact, we are participating in several sessions that cover the latest trends and technology advancements related to DOCSIS 3.1, the Internet of Things, 4K and other areas that will be key in enhancing the entertainment experience. If you’re attending INTX, make sure to schedule in some of the below sessions and stop by our booth #101.
As always, be sure to follow us on our blog and Twitter for updates during the show.
Tuesday, May 5
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7
Also, stop by and bring your customers to one of the three International Breakfast panels we are sponsoring:
- Tuesday May 5, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 — CALA Roundtable, moderated by German Iaryczower and Hugo Ramos, ARRIS
- Wednesday, May 6, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 – EMEA Roundtable, moderated by Cable Europe
- Thursday, May 7, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 – Asia-Pacific Roundtable, moderated by CASBAA