Altice Taps ARRIS for Set-Tops, CCAP

Altice (Euronext:ATC) has expanded its partnership with ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) to deploy UltraHD/4k HDR set-tops across its global footprint ...

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Altice (Euronext:ATC) has expanded its partnership with ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) to deploy UltraHD/4k HDR set-tops across its global footprint in the United States and Europe, starting in 2018.

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom recently selected ARRIS set-tops to deliver its MEO 4K TV service across Portugal, and Altice is deploying ARRIS' E6000 Converged Edge Router in France, the United States, and the Dominican Republic to enable new gigabit Internet services.

"We've invested in our ability to deliver leading CPE at scale, and our growing partnership with Altice is a testament to ARRIS's unmatched expertise in helping the world's service providers deliver the next era of entertainment services. The 4K HDR set-tops we're developing with Altice showcase the evolution of the video and will offer exciting entertainment services to millions of Altice subscribers across the US and Europe," said Larry Robinson, ARRIS president, CPE.

"We expanded our strategic partnership with ARRIS to match the scale of our vision for tomorrow's entertainment," said Bruno Zebib, Altice Group CTO. "As Altice continues to grow and to usher in next-generation services for our subscribers around the world, we're leveraging ARRIS's expertise in the set-top evolution to meet demand for higher-definition viewing experiences. Our collaboration with ARRIS will reinforce our position as a pioneer in the global TV and services market."

In other ARRIS news, at IBC2017 in Amsterdam, the company introduced ARRIS HomeAssure, an in-home WiFi platform. It consists of WiFi extenders and intelligent gateways and is designed to steer devices across access points (APs) on the home network for the best connection. It's also intended to let subscribers manage their own setup and fix problems via a web portal or mobile app. The company also introduced a line of UltraHD/4k Android TV set-tops at IBC.

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