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HbbTV Association adds new members

Seven new members have joined the HbbTV Association. The HbbTV Association is a global initiative promoting an open standard for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services. The new members of the group are: ARRIS (now part of CommScope), Irdeto, DATV, Enensys Technologies, Fluendo, Samba TV and SmarDTV Global. “We are excited about so many […]

Stofa taps Arris for groundbreaking Remote-PHY deployment

Technology giant Arris and Danish cable operator Stofa are collaborating to deploy what they describe as one of the largest Remote-PHY (R-PHY) networks in the world in record time. The network upgrade leans on Arris R-PHY nodes to deliver Gigabit service across Stofa’s footprint in Aarhus, Denmark. According to Arris, its R-PHY technology enables Stofa […]

AirTies acquires Technicolor WiFi software unit

Wireless technology and consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies has agreed to acquire Technicolor’s in-home WiFi management software business and personnel for an undisclosed sum in a move that CEO Philippe Alcaras says will significantly extend the company’s reach. The acquisition of Technicolor’s WiFi technology – Wireless Doctor – will also see the two companies partner […]

CableLabs unveils 10G vision at CES

Cable technology organisation CableLabs and US cable association the NCTA have used CES in Las Vegas to unveil their vision of the rollout of ultra high-speed broadband services and has trademarked the term ‘10G’ to communicate it. CableLabs said that US cable operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and Cogeco, alongside international players such […]

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 […]

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