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.
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.