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CommScope agrees to buy Arris for US$7.4bn

Communications infrastructure firm, CommScope, has agreed to buy Arris for a total purchase price of US$7.4 billion (€6.5 billion). The US$31.75 per-share all-cash transaction includes the repayment of debt and asset management firm The Carlyle Group is contributing US$1 billion towards the financing of the deal, giving it a minority stake in CommScope. Combined, CommScope […]

Arris highlights new cable broadband technologies

Cable technology provider Arris has used the recent US SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to highlight two technologies that it believes could significantly enhance the capability of HFC cable operators to compete with fibre providers over the coming years. While Full Duplex DOCSIS, a version of the DOCSIS cable standard that provides symmetrical bandwidth over HFC infrastructure, […]

CommScope reportedly in talks to buy Arris

US telecom technology company CommScope is in talks to acquire TV technology outfit Arris, according to a Reuters report, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, interest in a combination is being driven by challenges faced by both parties, which are threatened by the commoditisation of a number of product lines. CommScope, which was floated […]

Arris signs new customer deals in Asia Pacific

Arris has announced two new customer deals in Asia Pacific, partnering with Australian pay TV operator Foxtel and South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband. Foxtel’s new iQ4 set-top box is made by Arris. The device supports 4K and HDR video, combines broadcast satellite, terrestrial and IP capabilities, and features a 1,000GB hard-drive and Bluetooth remote […]

Freesat turns to Arris for third-generation set-top

UK free-to-air digital satellite TV provider Freesat has turned to Arris to provide its Generation 3 (G3) set-top box. The new box, to be launched in 2019, will allow Freesat to offer 4K UHD content, and provide users with the latest on-demand services. Using the KreaTV software platform from Arris, Freesat said it would be […]

Arris’ Ruckus supports Facebook’s Express WiFi initiative

Arris-owned Ruckus is joining Facebook’s Express WiFi initiative, deploying hotspots to connect parts of Africa, India and Indonesia to the web. Facebook’s Express WiFi Certified ecosystem is a program that allows access point manufacturers to build WiFi hardware that is compatible with Express WiFi – part of Facebook’s plans to bring more people online globally. Operators participating in the Facebook’s initiative […]

Australia’s NBN begins enabling DOCSIS 3.1 with Arris

Australian national broadband network provider NBN has started enabling DOCSIS 3.1 on its hybrid fibre coax network. NBN said the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 would double the downstream capacity on the HFC network, which will serve around three million premises across the country by 2020. The company said that adding to capacity through the user […]

German cable plots migration to Gigabit broadband

German cable operators are adopting a variety of measures to deliver higher-speed services to consumers and businesses, including bandwidth reclamation and selective deployment of fibre, according to a panel of senior technologists speaking at the ANGA COM event in Cologne. Vodafone Deutschland last year announced a Gigabit offensive to cover a quarter of German households […]

Denmark’s Stofa and Arris launch first R-PHY service in Europe

Danish cable operator Stofa has initiated Europe’s first Gigabit internet service based on the new Remote-PHY (R-PHY) networking specification in partnership with technology provider Arris. Stofa is using Arris’s E6000 CCAP Core and NC2000 R-PHY optical nodes to deliver the services. Arris’s R-PHY technology enables Stofa to virtualise and decentralise headend functions and elements of […]

Liberty Global taps Benu Networks for IPv6 migration

Liberty Global is tapping virtual network specialist Benu Networks to provide technology to enable it to transition its broadband user base to IPv6. The international cable operator is using Benu Networks’ IPv6 Dual-Stack DS-Lite solution, based on its Virtual Service Edge platform to move to IPv6 without having a negative impact on existing subscribers’ use […]

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