French IPTV and VOD software provider EONA is using Arris technology to secure premium content that it's delivering to 45 hotels and hospitals in seven countries.
Google Fiber, the mega-broadband offering that has created the nickname "Silicon Prairie" for Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), is no "hobby," Patrick Pichette, the company's senior vice president and CFO, said during a fourth quarter earnings call yesterday afternoon.
Arris hasn't even finally purchased the Motorola Home business unit from Google and already it's selling off a chunk to Comcast, of all companies.
Arris was the top bidder for Google's Motorola Home business unit, and will pay $2.35 billion to effectively combine two of the industry's legacy equipment vendors.
Those who questioned why Google wanted to get into the hardware business when it acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in May are getting their answer in a roundabout way. Google doesn't really want to be in the hardware business.
There's no confirmation from any of the involved parties, of course, but IPTV service providers are no doubt closely watching events unfold as Google continues to find ways to get rid of its Motorola Home cable equipment business.