Bell Canada Helps Transform the Entertainment Experience

Last month, we were at both SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and TelcoVision. And while at TelcoVision, one topic that came up frequently is that of better leveraging in-home wireless technologies to deliver a better consumer experience.

The consumer experience is at the center of everything we create for our service providers. We know from our own global research that our customers are focused on delivering your media, your way – whether it’s in the comfort of the living room, bedroom, kitchen or really wherever suits them best.

Bell Canada wanted to give its customers a way to add new TVs anywhere in their homes – quickly, cost-effectively – and without having to drill new holes in the wall because there was not a coaxial cable drop. Wireless was the answer, and ARRIS delivered the solution.

Bell’s Fibe TV wireless receiver (ARRIS VIP2502) was only part of how we helped transform the vap2500entertainment experience. We also delivered our VAP2500 wireless access bridge and the software, hardware and integration experience needed to bring these set-tops into their network and service ecosystem seamlessly.

Since May 2013, there have been more than 70 percent take rates for second set-top installations and a 25 percent improvement in the time to install a set-top box. Wireless was the answer for Bell Canada and likely an answer for countless service providers.

We look forward to sharing more on this subject in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!

From Atlanta to Vegas to Mumbai to Hangzhou – ARRIS is Everywhere

We’ve had a great time this week at SCTE, but can’t forget that we’re also front-and-center at TelcoVision today; SCaT in Mumbai starting tomorrow and have been taking part in the ICTC in China. Reality is delivering your media, your way; transforming the entertainment experience; and powering a smarter network are areas every service provider is discussing – whether it’s here in the US or in India.

In fact, at TelcoVision Keith Kelly has a keynote this morning addressing “Telco Video: Myths, Realities and What Comes Next” and Brooke Longdon will speak about how the cloud and virtualization is impacting your business model today and in the future.  And at ICTC in Hangzhou, Dr Qiang Zhou won a bronze award for his paper addressing CCAP.

If you’re at TelcoVision, stop by and visit us in the Executive Boardroom(Level 2) or if you’re heading to SCaT in Mumbai we’ll be in HALL B, Stand #B12-15. We’d love to connect.

Powering Smarter IP Networks

ARRIS is focused on delivering solutions to optimize bandwidth for more video and content across a plethora of connected devices. That’s why we’re excited about today’s announcements with WOW! and GCI.

Both have made our E6000 Converged Edge Route a core component for their ever-growing network requirements. Our own Todd Kessler discusses E6000 and what it can do for you.

The world’s largest to small and mid-sized service providers are deploying E6000 to deliver these game-changing entertainment and business service experiences. For those of you here at SCTE, check out our E6000 at booth #868.

Peek Inside ARRIS @ SCTE

If you can’t make it over to booth #868, we’re bringing our booth to you. Take a virtual tour with our own Jonathan Ruff. Whether its network innovations, video gateways or our latest cloud and multiscreen solutions, Jonathan’s got you covered in this brief tour.

But if you’re still here and have time to chat, swing by our booth. We’d love to connect!

 

Atlanta: Restaurant Recommendations — Top Picks

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Welcome to our hometown of Atlanta! While you are attending the SCTE show, check out a few of our favorite local joints. If these aren’t to your liking, drop us a note in the comments section, and we’ll find something to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy your stay – and be sure to swing by our Booth #868 @ the Georgia World Congress Center to say “hello” and share your favorite Atlanta hangouts.

SouthernSouth City Kitchen The Spence (Midtown)

SteaksKevin Rathbun Steak (East Atlanta)Bones (Buckhead)

Seafood & Sushi  Ray’s in the City (Downtown) Kyma (Buckhead)

One-of-a-Kind JointsThe Varsity (Downtown) Glenn Hotel Sky Lounge (Downtown)