Apple moved into the third spot in global set-top revenue in 2015, up from ninth place the year prior, thanks to hot sales of the Apple TV OTT device and industry consolidation.
BOSTON — It's feasible for cable operators to still be running DOCSIS 3.1-powered networks over copper cables as far out as 2040, according to Tom Cloonan, CTO of Arris's network and cloud business.
While one of pay-TV's biggest vendors has struggled amid a wave of consolidation, Arris CEO Bob Stanzione told investors at the Jefferies Technology Conference that his company should profit handsomely in the coming years as demands on cable network infrastructure increase.
Arris reported a 33 percent uptick in first quarter revenue to $1.615 billion, a result that exceeded analysts' forecast and was driven by improvements in both network/cloud and CPE sales.
Whether it's the emergence of new OTT video players, 4K or the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, it's clear that cable industry manufacturer and services segment is facing a challenging yet innovative period.
LAS VEGAS — Announcing an array of new products and deals at this week's NAB show, Arris said it has reached a deal with HBO to provide its DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver.
With pay-TV consolidation hitting Arris' bottom line hard in recent quarters, the top industry vendor is eager to shine the light on emerging business areas.
Arris said it's addressing a vulnerability in its SurfBoard 6141 DOCSIS 3.0 modems with a firmware update.
Living near Downtown Los Angeles, I've learned to live like a monk as far as data speeds are concerned. I've steadfastly resisted Time Warner Cable, leaving me to make due to with the 6 Mbps offered through AT&T U-verse DSL. Simply put, there are just not a lot of great ISP options yet.
Despite a 41 percent increase in shipments of downstream network equipment, total spending on broadband infrastructure by cable operators dropped 3 percent to $1.74 billion in 2015, according to SNL Kagan.