Arris may be in favor of the NCTA-backed "Ditch the Box" counter-proposal over the FCC's "Unlock the Box," but the company's CEO told investors during its second-quarter earnings call that there's plenty of life left in set-top boxes.
While Arris executives definitely prefer the NCTA-backed "Ditch the Box" counter-proposal over the FCC's "Unlock the Box" NPRM, the company messaged emphatically during its second-quarter earnings call Wednesday that the pay-TV set-top box isn't getting ditched anytime soon.
Arris reported its biggest revenue quarter ever, taking $1.73 billion in sales in the second quarter, a 37.3 percent year over year increase.
Wurl today launched the Wurl Network, an IP-based streaming cable TV network featuring four new channels that will show up on operators' set-top boxes and slot into onscreen guides next to traditional linear channels.
Arris International and Comcast Cable today announced a warrant agreement that will allow Comcast to buy up to 8 million of Arris' ordinary shares over the next two years.
After yesterday's announcement it was selling its Whole Home Solution (WHS) to Canada's Espial, Arris today said it will sell its Media Analysis Framework (MAF) to Watchwith, a digital advertising platform for programmers and video distributers.
Arris has sold its Whole Home Solution (WHS) unit to Canadian OTT interface and software vendor Espial for an undisclosed sum.
After struggling in 2015, vendors of cable access equipment saw the category spike as much as 50 percent in the first quarter, with operators committing to aggressive orders of DOCSIS 3.1-compatible gear.
Arris recognizes that the role of video services continues to change and the company is moving to evolve with those changes.
At the Arris booth at INTX last month in Boston, the company's chief CPE engineer, Charlie Cheevers, envisioned a paradigm in which the sheer volume of data being piped into homes required more advanced CPE than ever.