How to Win-Win this Father’s Day

What gift do you give the man with everything?Obviously, a gift that you can use as well. And we’re thinking longer term than cookies or a tie.

Yes, the ideal Father’s Day gift is an ARRIS SURFboard® modem. Hear us out. Dad already has a huge 4K Smart TV, maybe one too many laptops, and even that network of home spy cameras that he hooked up to the internet before it was cool. And what makes them all run faster and more reliably is our DOCSIS® 3.1 SURFboard SB8200 Cable Modem–designed to deliver the fastest available* broadband service, both now and well into the future.

It’s one of the most advanced cable modems on the market which means it can also access the most demanding services dad loves– like Virtual Reality and streaming Ultra HD.

So think of it: faster internet, happy devices, and Dad reminds you that you gave him something that he will actually use every day. Win-win.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

ARRIS @ NCTC’s Winter Conference

The NCTC Winter Conference brings together one of the broadest cross sections of independent video wec17logoand broadband providers in the US. This week, we’re in New Orleans to meet with this incredibly diverse mix of operators, so that we can help them deploy the fastest Gigabit services, the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 technology, and the most comprehensive and reliable Wi-Fi® networks.

ARRIS’s industry-leading portfolio is also one of the broadest ones on the market—spanning the network, cloud, and home. But what’s key to NCTC’s independent operators is that our portfolio also offers a variety of solutions to suit providers large and small. At the show, we’ll be discussing how we can leverage ARRIS’s unmatched global scale to power this new digital world for subscriber bases of all sizes.

If you’re in New Orleans, drop by our booth (#300/302) to learn more!

ARRIS @ ABTA 2016

This week, we’re at the ABTA Expo and Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil to showcase our IMG_3802leadership in pay-tv and broadband technology for Latin America.

Latin America is an important growth market for ARRIS as we continue to capitalize on significant business opportunities outside of the United States. We’re working with top service providers in the region to usher in the next era of connected entertainment. And our growing portfolio of solutions in the cloud, network, and home are the foundation. Our booth at ABTA will feature demonstrations of how these technologies are supporting new services like Wi-Fi®, Gigabit speeds, IoT, and more.

In addition, our Chief Regional Technologist of CALA (Caribbean and Latin America), Hugo Ramos will be speaking on three panels at the Transamerica Expo Center.

·        IoT: Opportunities & Challenges, 29th June 1:00 – 1:30pm

·        DOCSIS 3.1 -New Generation of Technology, 29th June 9:30 –10am

·        User Interfaces for the Set-Top, 30th June 3:30 – 4pm

Join us at Booth #72 at ABTA, and stay tuned to our blog for more highlights from the show!

Extending DOCSIS® 3.1 to Meet Bandwidth Needs in 2030 and Beyond

Tom Cloonan, ARRIS CTO, Network Solutions

Tom Cloonan, ARRIS CTO, Network Solutions

The latest industry predictions for bandwidth demand show DOCSIS 3.1’s10-15 Gbps capacity becoming limited by the middle of the 2020 decade. This has to do with the rise of IoT, seemingly constant growth in connected devices, and more and more bandwidth-hungry services.

This week at INTX I’m presenting the highlights from a paper I co-authored about how to extend bandwidth capacity to anticipate this demand. One component of this strategy involves Extended Spectrum DOCSIS, which has the potential to extend the runway another decade or so.

Extended Spectrum DOCSIS uses downstream frequency modulation to achieve huge gains in bitrate capacity with the same power budget. For service providers, that results in crucial cost efficiencies in the near term and speeds of more than 50 Gbps in the long term.

Please join me on Monday, May 16 at 2 p.m. ET, Room 157, where I’ll present highlights of this new approach and my thoughts for a gradual migration plan in my session on “Architecting the Networked Future: Part 1.” I hope to see you there.

Making DOCSIS® 3.1 a Reality this Year

DOCSIS® 3.1 has long been touted as the technology that will bring Gigabit services to the e6000_heromasses, so that consumers can enjoy faster broadband connections. It’s a technology that a number of service providers are looking to deploy in 2016, and one that ARRIS helped pioneer.

Today, it is exciting to see that DOCSIS 3.1 is becoming a reality. Comcast just announced that it will bring the world’s first DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet service to residential and business customers beginning in five US markets in 2016, using existing connections. We are excited to be part of this effort by supporting rollout in four of these markets with our flagship E6000® Converged Edge Router (CER) and a software-only upgrade.

When it comes to DOCSIS, we have a strong track record of pioneering innovation – from our work in developing the standard itself, to our unmatched technical expertise and the DOCSIS-based network deployments we have successfully completed around the world. This puts us in a unique position to bring this technology to market at scale. We recently unveiled new DOCSIS 3.1 modems for operators and retailers that complement our robust DOCSIS 3.1 network portfolio. And our E6000 CER is software-upgradable to DOCSIS 3.1 to help deliver on the full promise of multi-gigabit services to the home.

As more connected devices, streaming video and advanced services make their way into the home, consumers expect nothing less than fast speeds and reliable connections. We expect Gigabit speeds to the home to be the new standard by which broadband service providers will be measured. We are ready to continue working with our customers in 2016 to enable the smooth migration to these next-generation technologies – and provide the best-quality entertainment and communication experience in the home.

ARRIS’s Tal Laufer Receives Woman in Technology Recognition by Multichannel News

Laufer_Tal_0392-2Today, Multichannel News spotlighted ARRIS’s Tal Laufer ARRIS as one of six leading Women in Technology.  Multichannel recognized Tal – our Director of Product Line Management for CMTS/CER Products – in the vendor/supplier category for her contributions in developing new architectures that can advance the cable communications industry.

ARRIS is proud of Tal’s accomplishments in addressing some of our industry’s most pressing technology needs. Tal is an integral part of our team driving CCAP and D3.1 leadership, to pave the way for Gigabit services. She is a shining example of the positive impact women can make in our industry.

Congratulations to Tal and to all the women in this year’s Multichannel News’ Annual Women in Technology for their many contributions in driving the cable industry forward.

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