ARRIS Welcomes NBN Co to the HFC Family

Today is an important day for broadband users in Australia. NBN Co, the Government Business Enterprise that operates the National Broadband Network, selected ARRIS to design and build its next-generation Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) broadband network. The project is set to revolutionize Australia’s broadband network by providing access to high-speed, reliable broadband services to homes and business premises across Australia.

NBN Co becomes the latest broadband company to invest significantly in HFC technology, and joins a group of industry leading companies that have HFC as the very core of the network – companies such as Comcast (US), Liberty Global (EMEA), Taiwan Broadband Communications (APAC), SK Broadband (S Korea/APAC).

The initiative involves a suite of products and services from ARRIS, including the flagship E6000TM CER along with a number of additional ARRIS product lines, including: ARRIS Access Technologies and Supplies (ATS) products (CORWave forward path transmitters and OM4100 optical receivers) and Assurance solutions for service assurance.

ARRIS Global Services was selected to counsel NBN Co during the deployment and integration phase. In addition, the Global Services team will assist NBN Co in managing and supporting its network and customers moving forward.

We look forward to working closely with NBN Co to deliver a world-class broadband service to people living and working in Australia.

ARRIS Recaps SCTE

SCTE is an experience. If you didn’t make it to the show, or if you’d like to relive some of the excitement, we invite you to watch our recap video and see it through the eyes of our employees…

We looked at innovation from the perspective of our E6000™ platform, new IP set-tops and broadband and telephony devices, AgileMax™ and the death of OBI, and tomorrow’s experiences, like 4K and Wi-Fi evolution.

Then we sat down with several of our employees to chat about other important subjects, like the future of cable, the coolest stuff at the show, and the practical benefits of nDVR super powers.

We hope you enjoy it!

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.

ARRIS @ ABTA 2014

We just spent three exciting days at the ABTA Expo & Conference 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ABTAshowcasing our advanced video solutions to Brazilian providers. This year’s gathering centered around discussions of consumption habits among the nearly 15M Brazilian pay TV customers who, like their counterparts in other geographies, are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content. ARRIS experts led quite a few of these discussions and highlighted the implications for service providers: namely, the challenge of scaling today’s networks and CPE to meet the growing demand for increasingly complex service delivery. A case in point was pay TV provider Multiplay, which we announced this week, is the first operator to offer the new ARRIS DCX525e set-top, delivering efficient HD services today and supporting tomorrow’s IP video delivery. Our experts’ presentations dove into a range of other subjects, including:

  • Dr. Ayham Al Banna’s (Systems Architect, CTO’s Office) presentation on “Network Migration in the DOCSIS 3.1 ERA”
  • Carlos Cunha’s (Staff Solutions Architect) talk on “Cross Media (Retargeting) Advertising Revenue Potential”
  • Gary Cunha’s (Sr. Director, Product Lifecycle Management, Assurance Team) discussion of “Wi-Fi Connection Uptime & Customer Service”
  • Peter Grimes’ (Director of Marketing, Caribbean and Latin America) review of evolving content consumption trends from the 2014 ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index
  • Mauricio Janisset’s (Staff Solutions Architect) presentation on “DOCSIS 3.1 CCAP Migration in Brazil”

If you couldn’t make the show, check out some of the photos taken from inside our booth.

See you in Brazil next year!

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