Arris said it's aware of a backdoor vulnerability to its cable modems, but that the security risk is "low."
A Brazilian security analyst has documented multiple backdoors allowing remote access to Arris cable modems.
Arris' acquisition of 65 percent of ActiveVideo, which it announced last April as part of a partnership with Charter Communications to buy the cloud TV provider, will give the company an early foothold in the cloud DVR world, according to a top Arris executive.
Arris reported third quarter revenue of $1.22 billion, down 13.1 percent year over year, with continuing slow sales to U.S. telco companies AT&T and Verizon dragging down the network equipment vendor's CPE business.
Arris says the U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information about "certain optical transmission products," and Arris' proposed $2.1 billion purchase of Pace won't close until at least late December.
Arris introduced new gear to bolster its Moxi video interface in its battle for market share with TiVo among small- and mid-sized cable operators.
Suddenlink said it will expand its offerings to business users with Arris' Service Provider Wi-Fi solution. Suddenlink said it will sell the product throughout its 17-state area.
Arris, the world's largest vendor of in-home cable equipment, launched its first DOCSIS 3.1 modems. The company is selling the new gadgets to both MSOs and directly to consumers.
The SCTE said that cable-industry vendors will use its upcoming trade show to demonstrate new software for managing network power consumption, a component of its Energy 2020 initiative.
The cable industry is moving from the existing DOCSIS 3.0 standard to the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, increasing their Internet speeds from around 300 Mbps to 1 Gpbs or faster.