Arris Helps Put Altice on Next-Gen Video Path

Arris last week said it had inked an expanded deal with Altice that calls for the service provider to deploy new boxes with 4K and High Dynamic Range capabilities across its footprint in Europe and the U.S. starting next year.

Financial terms weren’t announced, but the deal paves the way for Altice USA to roll those boxes out in the Suddenlink and Optimum (former Cablevision System) properties.

They noted that Portugal Telecom, part of Altice, will use Arris boxes to power its MEO 4K TV service across Portugal.

Altice and Arris also said that the operator is rolling out Arris’s flagship access network platform, the E6000 Converged Edge Router, in France, the U.S., and the Dominican Republic to deliver new 1-Gig services.

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“The 4K HDR set-tops we're developing with Altice showcase the evolution of the video and will offer exciting entertainment services to millions of Altice subscribers across the US and Europe," Larry Robinson, president of Arris’s CPE division, said in a statement.

"We expanded our strategic partnership with ARRIS to match the scale of our vision for tomorrow's entertainment," added Bruno Zebib, Altice Group CTO. "As Altice continues to grow and to usher in next-generation services for our subscribers around the world, we're leveraging ARRIS's expertise in the set-top evolution to meet demand for higher-definition viewing experiences. Our collaboration with ARRIS will reinforce our position as a pioneer in the global TV and services market."