This week ARRIS is taking “The Big Apple” by storm! That’s right, we are in NYC for the annual CCW+SATCON Expo! This conference is the largest and most powerful media, entertainment, video and communications technology exposition on the US East Coast. With over 300 exhibiting companies and 7,000 attendees annually, this event is certainly one you won’t want to miss.
At this year’s conference, ARRIS has several CCAP and HEVC/UHD solutions on display and available to demo. It’s a great opportunity to get an up-close view of our industry-leading technology and have any questions answered.
Check out some pictures from day 1 below, and be sure to come on by Booth #1345 if you are in NYC!
Today in the U.S., we celebrate our veterans and troops, and we recognize the advancements in technology that are bringing them closer to home and allowing them to share their stories from abroad. We often hear stories of soldiers meeting their newborn babies through Skype and Facetime, and how deployed parents overseas can read bedtime stories to their children face-to-face.
At ARRIS, we take great pride in building entertainment and communications solutions that connect millions of people to the Internet, all over the world. When we think of the crucial role that this technology plays in keeping our troops connected to their families, it makes our work even more rewarding.
Thank you to all our veterans and troops at home and abroad!
Working from home is a growing trend, and it’s putting new pressure on home networking equipment to keep up with the speed of business. Today, nearly a quarter of Americans do some or all of their work at home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And with growing business demands, home office enthusiasts need to squeeze every last ounce of bandwidth out of their data service. ARRIS helps them do that, today and long into the future.
The ARRIS SURFboard® SB6183 is the world’s fastest modem, capable of reaching unmatched in-home data rates over 686 Mbps receiving and 131 Mbps sending—more than enough for today’s Internet speeds and ready to keep connections at peak performance for years to come.
Whether you work from home every other week or run a Fortune 500 in your living room, you can get the speed you need from ARRIS. Pick up the SB6183 or many of our other industry-leading products at BestBuy.com or Amazon.com!
This week, news of ARRIS’s recent deal with Spanish cable operator R appeared in a number of outlets, including Digital TV Europe. ARRIS will provide Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) technology to improve R’s bandwidth provisioning, increase efficiency across its network and ensure legacy infrastructure can be expanded with fiber-to-the-premises RFoG extensions.
Cablefax: The Magazine released its 2014 Most Powerful Women in Cable list, which included ARRIS Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Solutions Debbie Stackis and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Sandy Howe. Separately, Motley Fool listed ARRIS, along with Twitter and salesforce.com, as a fast-growing tech company to watch. The story noted that ARRIS’s sales growth has significantly increased since its acquisition of Motorola Home in 2013.
In other industry news, CED Magazine highlighted a recent report from ACG Research that found that the average household bandwidth requirements will increase by 31 percent annually over the next five years due the growing number of over-the-top (OTT) content services. According to the report, OTT unicast video traffic is predicted to be 4.6 times greater than traditional multicast traffic by 2018.
Finally, Rapid TV News reported that the latest figures from Dataxis show that more than half of cable subscriptions in Latin America are for digital packages. Among the region’s seven largest markets, Brazil is showing the highest rates of digital cable penetration, followed by Chile and Mexico.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
- Spain’s R taps Arris for RFoG (Nov. 3) By Staff, Digital TV Europe: Spanish cable operator R, which is based in the Galicia region, has signed a deal with technology provider Arris for Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) technology to improve bandwidth provisioning, increase efficiency across its network and ensure legacy infrastructure can be expanded with fiber-to-the-premises RFoG extensions.
- The Most Powerful Women in Cable 2014 (Nov. Issue) By Staff, Cablefax: The Magazine: See page 25 for Sandy Howe and page 35 for Debbie Stackis in the magazine’s digital edition.
- You Won’t Believe How Fast These 3 Tech Companies Are Growing (Nov. 2) By Anders Bylund, Motley Fool: These three tech companies are growing their annual sales faster than 30% right now. From hardware specialist Arris Group to social network Twitter, with cloud-computing expert salesforce.com thrown in for good measure, you’ll find some very different growth strategies.
- Report: OTT use will increase household bandwidth 31 percent annually (Nov. 5) By Mike Robuck, CED Magazine: With the plethora of OTT services from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go, among others, the average household bandwidth requirements are poised to increase by 31 percent annually over the next five years, according to a recent report.
- Digital packages account for over half of cable subs in LATAM (Nov. 6) By Juan Fernandez Gonzalez, Rapid TV News: By the end of Q2 2014, over half (53.7%) of all cable subscriptions in Latin America were for digital packages, the first time digital customers have overtaken analogue subs in the region.
This week, ARRIS’s Q3 earnings were reported by numerous outlets. In particular, FierceCable noted that overall Q3 success was driven by strong broadband and accessory unit, video set-top and cable modem termination systems sales.
Separately, Rapid TV News covered a recent Infonetics Research report that found that global set-top revenue increased by 4% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014. The report also found that ARRIS remains the worldwide STB market share leader, gaining nearly two share percentage points in sequential quarters.
In other industry news, Advanced Television highlighted a report from Digital TV Research that found that TV Everywhere is set to take off over the next five years, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
A study by The Diffusion Group was covered by several outlets this week, including Multichannel News. The study noted an increase in the trend toward cord-cutting, with 14% of adult broadband subscribers not taking a traditional pay-TV service, up from 9% in 2011.
Finally, Ars Technica noted that the demand for broadband is driving state and local governments to partner with technologists to provide citizens with better Internet access.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
- Arris reports 32 percent revenue spike to $1.4B (Oct. 29) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Technology company Arris posted 32 percent growth in year-over-year revenue to $1.4 billion in the third quarter, resulting in a profit of $54.6 million and earnings per share of 81 cents that beat analysts’ forecast of 72 cents.
- Global Q2 STB revenue outlook a mixed affair (Oct. 27) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: The boxless living room appears to be some way off: globally, set-top box (STB) revenue — including IP, cable, satellite and DTT STBs and OTT media servers — was up 4% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, to $4.8 billion, according to Infonetics Research.
- APAC to lead multiscreen boom (Oct. 29) By Staff, Advanced Television: People will watch TV and video content on more and more devices as TV Everywhere takes off. For the 51 countries covered in Digital TV Research’s Multiscreen TV & Video Forecasts report, the gross number of viewers will climb from 5.60 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020.
- 14% of Broadband Homes Don’t Take Pay-TV: Study (Oct. 28) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: About 14% of adult broadband subscribers don’t take a traditional pay-TV service, up from 9% in 2011, The Diffusion Group found in a new report, Pay-TV Refugees, 2014, which includes a look at what’s driving the cord-cutting trend and the potential appeal of new and emerging direct-to-consumer streaming video services.
- Fed up, US cities take steps to build better broadband (Oct. 27) By Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica: State and local governments aren’t typically known for leading the way on technology. Remember that West Virginia library that uses a $20,000 router for a building the size of a trailer? But all that’s changing fast, at least at the municipal level—and the demand for broadband is what’s driving this shift.
Today is a big day for all of us—all of us who enjoy connecting to the world and everything we love over the Internet.
Fourty-five years ago today, the first electronic message was transferred from one computer to another in California, giving rise to the Internet. Now, most of us can’t imagine what we’d do without it.
ARRIS has been responsible for how people experience the Internet since the 90s, when we brought it into homes with our legendary SURFboard® cable modems. This month, we continue that legacy with the world’s fastest modem—the ARRIS SURFboard SB6183. It’s one more step towards our vision of connecting you to all your favorite things, wherever you want, however you want, faster.
Check out our Buyer’s Guide to find the right solution for your Internet needs, and surf on!