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

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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

Race Preview: Tackling the “Tricky Triangle”

We’re at Pocono Raceway this weekend in Pennsylvania for two days of spirited racing around 20160603_141817_resizedthe famously tight corners of the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Carl Edwards returns to add a third to his two prior wins at the track, while this visit will mark Daniel Suarez’s first start at Pocono.

Daniel will start things off in the #19 Toyota Camry in Saturday’s inaugural Pocono Green 250. ARRIS Racing will host some lucky employees that day during the XFINITY series. Then on Sunday, Carl will be rocking the new SURFboard paint scheme behind the wheel of the #19 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

Here’s a preview of this weekend’s ARRIS Racing lineup:

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Pocono Green 250

  • Daniel Suarez in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400

  • Carl Edwards in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Sunday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

Carl Edwards: “Pocono is obviously a unique racetrack.  It’s unlike any other track we go to.  It’s a real tough track to get right. I’ve had some success there with a couple wins.  I enjoy racing there.  It’s as close to a road course as an oval can get.  It has three distinct corners, has a long straightaways and every part of the team comes into play.  You got to have a great engine, you got to have a really good setup and you got to be able to adjust.  You have to drive well and restarts are important.  When you do well there it means something, because you have to do everything right.  Hopefully we can go there and get our third win of the season.  We have ARRIS on board and we would like to get them to victory lane.  After last week we had a strong run and I had some speeding penalties, so I need to keep the racing on the race track.”

Daniel Suarez: ”I’m looking forward to the weekend and making my first start at Pocono in the ARRIS Camry. I’ve done some work in the Toyota Simulator the last few weeks to learn as much as possible, and Scott (Graves) and I have had some good meetings and I think we have a good game plan going into the weekend. Toyota Racing has been on a hot streak as of late, and I would like nothing more than to get my first win and continue their winning streak this weekend at Pocono.”

Follow us this weekend on Twitter @ARRIS for updates and promos. Good luck, Carl and Daniel!

ARRIS @ ANGA COM 2016

Next week, we’re heading to Cologne, Germany for the annual ANGA COM event—“where broadband meets content.”

For operators navigating the migration to Gigabit speeds, we’ll be demonstrating our latest technology for delivering the new IP services that consumers demand.

On display will be our innovations for delivering Gigabit broadband to and around the home— including DOCSIS® 3.1, remote PHY, 1.2GHz access networks, and PON solutions. Demonstrations will include the following:

  • A preview of the latest additions to our portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 devices including the new Touchstone TG3472 broadband gateway, providing premium, video-grade Wi-Fi performance
  • The first live European demos of the high-density 10G EPON Fiber Module, showing multi-gigabit symmetrical service delivery with the E6000® chassis
  • The Router Switch Module 2 (RSM-2), substantially increasing the E6000 network-side interface capacity and its packet forwarding capacity, preparing the E6000 platform for future bandwidth growth
  • The DOCSIS 3.1 capable UCAM-2, providing significant increases in both DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel capacity per service group and the ability to support DOCSIS 3.1 in the upstream

We will also demonstrate innovations to support the following capabilities:

  • Achieving reliable video delivery over Wi-Fi around the home and beyond
  • Creating advanced consumer entertainment experiences with next-generation set-tops, software platforms, and set-top function virtualization
  • Optimizing all-IP Video delivery including the converged video headend delivering video over mABR enabled networks

ARRIS experts will also be speaking throughout the conference, so if you’re in Germany, please join them to hear more:

Tuesday 7th June

  • Bruce McClelland, President, Networks & Cloud and Global Services – International Television & Broadband Summit – 13:00 – 14:15 in Room A
  • Andy Hooper, VP Cloud, Video & Services – Big Data- The Complete Picture from the Cloud to the CPE – 16:15 – 17:30 in Room B

Wednesday 8th June

  • Ayham Al-Banna Ph.D, Engineering Fellow – DOCSIS 3.1 – It is real and it works today – 11.30 – 12.45 in Room B
  • John Ulm, Engineering Fellow – How to Build your Future Network- RF Design and Distributed Architectures – 13:15 – 14:30 in Room B

Thursday 9th June

  • Michael McWilliams, Product Manager Optical Node Platforms, – FTTX – Stepping into the Gigabit Society – 11.30 – 12.45 in Room B
  • Sean McCarthy Ph.D, Fellow – From Cloud to Consumer, TV Everywhere Business Realities – 14.45 – 16.00 in Room B

We look forward to seeing you in Cologne; stop by visit us in booth #E21.

Highlighting the connected path to the future at Broadcast Asia

Once upon a time, TV was analogue with a finite amount of content. Now it’s a personalized box of tricks powered by IP video, 4K content and lightning fast broadband speeds.

It’s an exciting time for in-home entertainment and connectivity, and ARRIS will be at Broadcast Asia in Singapore on 31 May to 3 June to discuss how this progression came about, the technology driving it and what it means for service providers.

TV is changing. We’re already seeing the onset of the connected entertainment revolution. But what will tomorrow’s service offerings look like and how do operators manage the transition? ARRIS’s Solutions Architect for Asia, Per-Anders Josefsson will be chairing a session in the conference to explore this (31 May @ 10.55am).  Many talk about how streaming services will eat the lunch of traditional broadcasters. What we see, however, is a converged world where the two sit side by side. IP delivery is becoming the common denominator that sends video to different types of devices, anytime, anywhere.

It’s vital then, that connectivity is a priority and not an afterthought. Home bandwidth demands will continue to increase, but the good news is that the technology to meet that need is available today. Advances in access network technology like DOCSIS 3.1® and G.fast will deliver gigabit speeds to more consumers than ever before.

At Broadcast Asia, ARRIS will showcase the technology that will accelerate the delivery of new services. On the connectivity side of things, we’ll have demonstrations of a DOCSIS 3.1 network and CPE solutions. Accompanying this will be a 1.2GHz cable plant for delivering multi-gigabit services to the home.

In our suite at the show, we’ll also showcase ARRIS’s broadband gateways and set-tops for cable, telco and satellite operators to deliver next-gen consumer experiences including 4K video over Wi-Fi. Plus, we’ll display our cloud solutions. Visitors will see how these solutions can optimize and manage the delivery of linear and stored IP video to set-tops and consumer devices.

Customers are demanding faster broadband speeds, Wi-Fi without limits and Ultra HD video. At Broadcast Asia, we’ll show how providers can invest for the future and build consumer loyalty in changing times.

The ARRIS meeting suite at Broadcast Asia is Melati 4010A, Level 4.

 

Revealed: #19 to Sport SURFboard® Logo This Weekend in Charlotte

Carl Edwards’ #19 car will feature special SURFboard® paint scheme in Charlotte, North Picture1-twitterCarolina, this weekend.

At this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star race in Charlotte, Carl Edwards’ #19 car will feature the ARRIS SURFboard logo, driving awareness of who we are and what we do, focusing on our SURFboard products available at retail.

It’s the perfect way to showcase our SURFboard High-speed Cable Modems and Routers that provide the fastest speeds available — and the #1 selling brand of modems.

Check out Carl’s promotional video for the new ARRIS SURFboard Home Networking devices with RipCurrent™ G.hn technology– plus video shoot outtakes with Carl and the #19 team.

We have exciting promotions planned for race fans, including Twitter giveaways, videos on ARRIS.com, and more. Plus, ARRIS will mark the Joe Gibbs Racing 25th Anniversary by showcasing our technology at JGR’s Employee Event.

This will be Edwards’ 11th All-Star race since he entered the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2006.

Tune in, and let’s cheer Carl and his SURFboard #19 on to Victory Lane!

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Sprint All-Star Race

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC (1.5-Mile Oval)
  • Carl Edwards in the No. 19 ARRIS Surfboard Toyota
  • Live Coverage of the Sprint All-Star race from Charlotte Motor Speedway will begin Saturday, May 21 at 7 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – North Carolina Education Lottery 200

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC (1.5-Mile Oval)
  • Daniel Suarez in the No. 51 ARRIS Tundra with KBM
  • Live Coverage of the race from Charlotte Motor Speedway will begin Friday, May 20 at 8 PM ET on Fox Sports 1 (race starts at 8:30 PM ET)

 

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