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!

Transforming Content Delivery for Service Providers of All Sizes

This week, ARRIS and hundreds of cable providers are commemorating the NCTC’s 30th NCTC2Anniversary in Kansas City, Missouri, at NCTC’s The Independent Show.

Today’s consumers are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content experiences, and it’s become clear that this is a challenge for service providers of all sizes.

Our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index shed some light on the pervasiveness of these trends:

  • 93% watch Broadcast TV each week; 80% watch 1-5 hours a week
  • Binge-viewing is at an all-time high, with 74% binging
  • 70% of consumers use an online subscription or streaming service at least once a week; however, 60% encounter problems with it

And at NCTC, ARRIS is sharing expertise and solutions targeted to our Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers to address this new direction in content delivery.

In the last week, we collaborated with Wurl, Inc. to launch ARRIS Market­—a new open platform for cable operators to combine over-the-top (OTT) content with traditional programming on ARRIS set-tops. We announced new agreements with Cable TV of East Alabama and Comporium to deploy our CCAP-capable E6000 Converged Edge Router, future-proofing their networks to support the evolution in data, video, and voice experiences. And we expanded on last year’s agreement with Sling Media, bringing Service Electric and Comporium onto the ARRIS MS4000 platform, powered by Sling technology, to support each provider’s Whole Home Solution customers.

Join us for the celebration this week in Kansas City!  And please stop by our booths (#309 and 311) for demonstrations of the above solutions.

E6000 Wins Driving Tomorrow’s Video and Broadband Services

Our E6000™ Converged Edge Router gives service providers around the world new levels of network capacity and efficiency—a competitive advantage in delivering today’s services and the scale for driving E6000_360__1tomorrow’s video and broadband experiences.

This week, we announced that Cable TV of East Alabama  and Comporium will deploy the E6000 to their respective subscriber bases. The E6000’s footprint covers a growing footprint of millions of live consumers.

The Motley Fool called the E6000 “a bigger success than anyone predicted.” We’ve seen demand from operators grow by leaps and bounds since we launched the platform last December. That’s due in large part to its capability to realize incremental revenue for providers of all sizes—enabling more operators to take advantage of new efficiencies, while offering a customizable pathway to future services.

On a larger stage, that’s what ARRIS’s end-to-end platform is doing for today’s providers. It combines our legacy of leadership in video and broadband with solutions that span the entire content delivery chain—from the headend to the home. Our E6000 is just one of the ways that we’re collaborating with our customers to invent the future.

Click here to read more about the ARRIS E6000.

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