ANGA COM 2014: ARRIS unveils new fibre-based, STB, gateway solutions
| 20 May 2014
As it aims to address the needs of operators obliged to expand service bouquets, ARRIS has launched new broadcast technology solutions designed to offer fibre-deep delivery and also a range of new CPE.

ARRIS believes that providers increasingly face the challenges of providing expanded service offerings, more content, and delivering better quality experiences to keep up with consumer demand to capitalise on new revenue opportunities. It is confident that with what it calls its 'transformative' solutions it can address these challenges by expanding capacity and bandwidth with lower costs, space and power requirements than competitive solutions.

Indeed the new multi-wavelength transmitters, optical nodes and RF amplifiers are attributed with not only giving global providers the ability to place growing need for delivering fibre deeper into networks, but also allow them to reduce cost, space and operational complexity.

"As service providers work towards expanding subscriber offerings and capacity while strictly managing costs, ARRIS brings a broad set of high density and highly efficient fibre deep product options to support extended HFC, RFoG, PON along with other solutions," commented ARRIS president of access networks John Caezza. "Our portfolio is designed to support the cost effective optimisation of today's networks, while staging for future growth in an efficient and versatile manner."

Complementing these are the additions to the company's European cable CPE portfolio which include new EuroDOCSIS gateways and DVB set-tops. These are designed, says the company, to offer enhanced content experiences in the home while allowing cable operators to transform broadband and video delivery services. That is addressing consumer demand for quick and reliable content access on a variety of devices with the latest wireless technology and what ARRIS calls cost-effective, attractive form factors.

The range includes EuroDOCSIS 3.0 wireless EMTA and gateways; a hybrid DVB-C/IP set-top featuring an embedded DOCSIS modem which enables the return path for access to interactive services such as video on demand, catch-up TV and nDVR; a digital terminal adapter (DTA); and technology enabling cable operators to deliver HDTV content to subscribers and facilitating the migration of subscribers to all digital and IP-based services.