Wi-Fi: Connecting You to Everything You Love

Valentine’s Day is an annual reminder that Wi-Fi connects us to everything we love—whether ValentinesSocialMedia Bages_9Feb2015-02that’s entertainment, information, communication, automation, or someone special.

Planning a date for Valentine’s Day? These days, the way it works is: you sit down, look up movies and restaurants, buy tickets, make reservations, and tell your date where to go and when—all without ever picking up the phone. Thanks Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi is so entrenched in our daily lives that sometimes we take it for granted… until it doesn’t work. And with 71 percent of all mobile communications happening over Wi-Fi (according to the Wi-Fi Alliance®) on more and more devices, that’s more likely to happen. So this Valentine’s Day, start with good Wi-Fi to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, whether that’s kicking back and watching TV or setting up something nice for that special someone.

Find all the things you need to make the best connection this Valentine’s Day by visiting us at surfboard.com.

Welcome ARRIS Santa Clara

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Ribbon cutting ceremony at the new ARRIS Santa Clara office.

2500 Walsh Ave in Santa Clara, CA is the new home of our Silicon Valley office. The LEED Silver Certified building officially opened today and houses several of our Video Systems businesses in a state-of-the-art lab and workspace.

ARRIS Santa Clara is the regional hub for developing related technologies and services—uniting three former offices from around the San Francisco Bay Area and bringing ARRIS into focus among the area’s leading businesses.

Our new location in the heart of Silicon Valley reflects our commitment to delivering software, video delivery, and consumer solutions through the world’s foremost talent, so that we can continue inventing the future of entertainment.

Check out some photos from our opening day celebration below.

ARRIS at CCW in NYC

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!

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of October 27, 2014

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

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.

At A Glance: ARRIS Customer Leadership Forum in Miami

For the past seven years, we’ve held our annual Video Leadership Forum in Europe, but this year we’re excited to announce the launch of our Customer Leadership Forum (CLF) for the Caribbean and Latin America.

It’s only Day One here in Miami, and we’ve already shown a variety of game-changing demos and held sessions with industry’s leading futurists and technologists. We’re taking full advantage of this collaborative setting to hear from customers in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for content delivery. The conversations we’re having at the forum are inspiring the way we invent the future of entertainment and communications in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Check out a few photos from this week’s event and be sure check our blog and to tune in on Twitter for live updates.

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