Arris EVP of global marketing announces retirement

Arris’ executive vice president, global marketing and customer operations, Ronald Coppock, is set to retire on May 31, 2017. The long-serving executive, who has been at Arris for 26 years, said he plans to dedicate his retirement to a number of charitable interests – including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board, the National Incarceration Association, and […]

Arris to acquire Ruckus Wireless

Arris is to acquire Ruckus Wireless from Broadcom, along with the latter’s ICX Switch business, for US$800 million, adding a strong set of wireless and wired networking products ad technologies to its assets. Both Ruckus and ICX Switch were part of Brocade Communications, which Broadcom is in the process of acquiring, and Arris’s acquisition is […]

MultiChoice taps Arris for new DVR

South African pay TV provider MultiChoice tapped technology provider Arris to provide its recently-launched DStv Explora 2 DVR set-top, the company has revealed. The decoder is the fourth generation of HD PVR devices that Arris and MultiChoice have launched together. The device is HEVC-ready, enabling MultiChoice’s DStv pay TV platform to switch to the format […]

Arris ups Dan Whalen to president, network and cloud

Arris has promoted senior vice-president and general manager of global services, Dan Whalen, to president, network and cloud. Whalen will now oversee the development and delivery of Arris’ portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure technologies and cloud-based software solutions. He takes up his new role with immediate effect and will report to Arris CEO […]

Charter agrees deal to buy up to 6m Arris shares

Arris has agreed a deal with Charter that gives the US operator the option to buy up to 6 million Arris ordinary shares. The warrant and registration rights deal will allow Charter to buy shares in three tranches based on the amount of goods and services it buys from Arris. The terms of the deal, […]

Arris expands DOCSIS 3.1 range

Cable technology provider Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 high-speed broadband devices and has launched a partner development programme to open up its Touchstone platform to software development partners.  Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 modems, broadband gateways, and telephony gateways with the addition of three new devcies. The Arris TG3442 […]

Arris CEO: industry at ‘front end’ of upgrade cycle

Arris’ new CEO Bruce McClelland says that the industry stands “at the front end of a significant upgrade cycle” as operators seeks “more bandwidth into residential as well as corporate networks”. There will however be no radical shift in strategy for Arris under McClelland, recently named as successor to long-serving Bob Stanzione, who is to […]

Intigral selects Arris HEVC set-tops for the Middle East

Intigral, a provider of IP video products and billing services in the MENA region, has selected Arris to supply it with wireless HEVC set-tops in the Middle East. Intigral has opted for the Arris VIP4302W, one of the firm’s new generation of HEVC set-tops, which will be optimised with Intigral’s UI and DRM systems to […]

Arris names Bruce McClelland as CEO

Cable and video technology group Arris has appointed Bruce McClelland as CEO, with current chief executive Bob Stanzione taking on the role of executive chairman. McClelland, who will take up the role on September 1, is currently president, network and cloud and global services, responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of Arris’s portfolio of […]

Espial closes acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution

Espial has completed its acquisition of Arris’ Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform, the end-to-end, cloud-hosted video service that it agreed to buy in July. Espial said that the deal will enable service providers to quickly meet increasing consumer demand for next generation video services. The acquisition includes the WHS software engineering and operations teams in Kirkland, […]