Arris sees strong quarter

Cable and TV technology giant Arris posted revenues of US$1.73 billion for the second quarter, up 37% year-on-year. Revenues and income exceeded expectations, leading CEO Bob Stanzione to describe the quarter as the company’s best ever. Net income for the quarter was US$84.2 million, up from US$16.8 million last year. Stanzione said that he now […]

Arris expands channel programme to US, Canada

Arris has expanded its channel program, which provides resources to drive global sales of Arris products, to the US and Canada. With the move Arris said that the program now provides support and sales for Arris’ product and services portfolio in every major market. At the same time it added that it has enhanced the program with […]

Comcast strikes deal to buy up to 8m Arris shares

Comcast has struck a deal that could see it purchase up to 8 million Arris shares, based on the amount of products and services Comcast buys from the company. The ‘warrant and registration rights agreement’ allows Comcast to purchase between 1.0 million and 3.0 million Arris shares this year and between 1.0 million and 5.0 million next year. The […]

Arris sells whole home and media analysis platforms

Arris has agreed to sell its Whole Home Solution platform to TV technology provider Espial and its Media Analysis Framework platform to video ad firm Watchwith. Arris’ Whole Home Solution (WHS) is an end-to-end, cloud-hosted video service and the deal includes the platform’s infrastructure, client and server software and a team of development and operations workers, […]

Arris to demo IP and DOCSIS 3.1 technology

Arris will demonstrate its latest technology for delivering new IP services at ANGA COM, including the latest additions to its portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 devices. These include the new Touchstone TG3472 broadband gateway, which is designed to provide premium, video-grade WiFi performance. The DOCSIS 3.1 capable UCAM-2 offers increases in both DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel capacity per service group […]

IHS: Apple now the third largest set-top box company

Apple surged to third place in the global set-top box market by revenue last year thanks to the success of its Apple TV device, according to new stats from IHS. The research firm said that Apple had climbed from ninth place in 2014 to third in 2015 thanks in part to strong growth in consumer […]

Arris upbeat on 2016 targets despite net loss

Arris said it is “increasingly confident” it will meet full year targets after getting off to “a good start” in 2016, despite reporting a massive first quarter net loss. Announcing results for the three months ending March 31, Arris reported revenues of US$1.61 billion (€1.4 billion), up 33% from US$1.22 billion a year earlier. However, […]

Arris agrees OTT deal with The Weather Channel

Arris is working with The Weather Channel in the US to deliver its Local Now streaming service to Sling TV customers. The over-the-top Local Now service offers personalised weather, news, traffic and sports information based on a subscriber’s location and will be available to all of Sling TV’s ‘Best of Live TV’ customers at no […]

Altice selects Arris for gigabit broadband

Altice has selected Arris’ E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to deliver of gigabit internet services to subscribers in France, the Dominican Republic and the US. Altice said it will deploy the Arris E6000 CER with SFR in France, Orange-Tricom in the Dominican Republic, and will expand the E6000 CER footprint in its recently acquired US property, Suddenlink Communications. […]

Arris begins cutting 10% of global workforce

Arris has started laying-off staff in a bid to reduce its global workforce by roughly 10%, following its recent acquisition of set-top box rival Pace. A spokesperson for the company confirmed reports that Arris is looking to cut roughly 800 people from its combined Arris-Pace workforce, which currently stands at more than 8,000 people around […]

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