An ARRIS Tale on Two Continents

This is a busy week for the global cable industry. Two huge industry events open their doors, Cable Congress in Brussels (Europe) and the KCTA in Korea (Asia Pacific).

Both events are attracting goliaths of the cable industry, and ARRIS is among hustle and bustle of both, talking about the big issues:

  • At KCTA – Big Data, opportunities and benefits for operators and consumers
  • At KCTA – The latest compression technologies and what is driving them (UHD & HDR). ARRIS’s flagship compression product (ME-7000) is also being showcased for the first time in Asia, which will undoubtedly turn some heads on the east continent.
  • At Cable Congress – DOCSIS 3.1 – capacity gains that are possible from the new access network
  • At Cable Congress - Distributed CCAP Architectures that pledge to overcome current limitations and to foster the introduction of digital optics.

Two insightful ARRIS executives will be speaking at these events:

  • Per Anders, Solutions Architect at ARRIS (Asia Pacific) will give his speech on Network DVR enabling new advertising opportunities, at KCTA at 10.15am KST, Thursday 12th March.
  • Ayham Al-Banna, Distinguished Systems Engineer & Architect, CTO Office at ARRIS,  joins a panel debate at Cable Congress on Distributed Architecture at 11.30 am CET, Friday 13th March. He will discuss new access networks such as DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP to identify if there are really the answers to the bandwidth crunch.

If you are at either event, please stop by our stands and say hello, or catch our illustrious speakers above.

  • ARRIS is at Booth # 31 at Cable Congress.
  • ARRIS is at Booth #C8 at KCTA.

SCTE 2014 CCAP interoperability demo highlights DOCSIS 3.1 leadership

If you’re attending SCTE 2014, don’t miss our live demonstration of the industry’s leading CCAP E6000_360__1solution: the ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER).

We’ll showcase its future-proof design through an interoperability demo on DOCSIS 3.1 and pre-silicon DOCSIS 3.1 test products—specifically, showing the test products acquiring downstream signals from the E6000. ARRIS is working with Intel and STMicroelectronics – and using a signal analyzer from Keysight (formerly Agilent Technology Electronic Measurement BU).

Our demo highlights the E6000’s extensibility in creating pathways to CCAP interoperability.  Thanks to ARRIS’s software leadership, the evolution to DOCSIS 3.1 is seamless. Operators can implement DOCSIS 3.1 in the downstream through the purchase of a simple software upgrade, avoiding expensive and often time-consuming hardware replacement.

Stop by the ARRIS booth at SCTE, #1764, and check out our interoperability demo. We’d love to answer any and all of your CCAP migration questions.

SCTE is Right around the Corner! – T-minus 5 Days…

download (7)SCTE is almost here! Here’s what you can expect to see in just 5 days…

Fifteen ARRIS leaders and experts covering the industry’s most pressing topics—from DOCSIS 3.1 and Wi-Fi to Fiber Toolkits and Ultra HD. Each one of these sessions will bring in heavy hitters to take attendees into the future of Cable.

In addition, our own Chairman and CEO, Bob Stanzione will be there delivering the keynote address at the annual WICT conference, “Tech it Out.”

And, of course, demos. Our latest solutions driving the Wi-Fi Connected Home, nDVR in the cloud, virtualized cloud environments, and the evolution to an all IP network will all be on display. As a bonus, we’re bringing the preview of our new line of wireless HEVC set-tops to the US—featuring updated, slim and modern designs.

Here are a few pictures of their debut at IBC this past week to give you a taste of what’s to come.

Next week, drop by booth #1764, and let us show you around!

ARRIS Talks CCAP Migration @ Customer Leadership Forum

CCAP or Converged Cable Access Platform is paving the way for the industry’s migration towards a common video and data delivery platform.

CCAP is a hot topic at this week’s Customer Leadership Forum (CLF) for the Caribbean and Latin American(CALA) region. Mauricio Janisset, Staff Solutions Architect, mentioned in his talks this week that while CCAP defines a particular architecture, there are numerous ways to reach that converged endpoint.

The question remains: how will the industry implement CCAP?

The answer, of course, is multifaceted, but it’s important to understand that the CCAP initiative addresses a common and urgent need to enable more narrowcast QAM channels in a more dense and power-efficient footprint. Service providers with several CMTS and Edge QAM architectures rely on a range of technology suppliers and various service delivery goals—and their approaches to CCAP will vary accordingly. But while CCAP is a technology and an architecture, it is also an evolution…

Picking the right evolutionary path is critical not only for reaching the right destination, but also for ensuring that the journey matches your infrastructure, capabilities, and business requirements.

This has been the subject of many discussions in the context of CALA, this week, but for a more detailed look at CCAP considerations, check out this white paper from Tom Cloonan – our CTO, Network Solutions – and Todd Kessler – our VP Product Line Management.

Keven Adams’ CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 Presentation

Now that CCAP hardware is a commercial reality, the question is how cable operators can make the best use of it.

On July 16th, our Director of Product Management for CCAP and CMTS Platforms, Keven Adams dove into the origin and fundamentals of CCAP and outline best practices for the migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at the CCTA Technical Training in Puerto Rico.

The CCAP portion began with a general review of CCAP for operators, and then discussed the benefits of the latest hardware, finally touching on IPv6 and its implications for tomorrow’s connected services.

Keven reviewed developments in DOCSIS 3.1, going into the industry’s inevitable shift to the new standard due CCAP platform support and its potential performance benefits for bandwidth in Hybrid Fiber Coax networks.

Check out his presentation: CCAP EVOLUTION AND DOCSIS 3.1.

CCAP and DOSCIS 3.1 Migration @ SCTE Canadian Summit 2014

SCTE_CS2014_WebinarSeries_Logo_VertThe industry’s impending migration to CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 is atop the list of challenges for most operators.

Our Senior Director of CMTS Product Marketing, Jeff Walker, recently reviewed strategies for operators to ensure they are optimizing DOCSIS 3.0 today, and discussed preparedness for tomorrow’s 3.1 migration.

This week, John Ulm, Engineering Fellow of Broadband Systems and a member of the CTO-Network Solution team, will shed light on these points and more at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Canadian Summit 2014 Webinar Series.

Specifically, John will outline migration paths to full CCAP functionality and  discuss current bandwidth capacity trends to see when HFC might run out of gas. John explains the taxonomy around today’s key cable network architecture discussions: Integrated vs. Distributed Systems and Analog vs. Digital Optics. A detailed analysis is given of the limits of Integrated CCAP + analog optic Head Ends; followed by a discussion of distributed architectures such as Remote PHY and Remote CCAP with their relative benefits.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 24th at 2 p.m. EST. This exciting discussion is surely one you will want to attend. Register here ASAP.

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