Arris Touts Euro Customer ‘Wins’ at IBC

Arris is using the ongoing IBC Conference in Amsterdam to announce a flurry of deals with European operators.

In Germany, the vendor’s E6000 Gen 2 converged edge router is being used by Liberty Global to launch DOCSIS 3.1 services.

Sky Italia, meanwhile, will upgrade its consumer set-tops to hybrid models from Arris to comply with new European Commission energy efficiency regulations. The Arris devices also add HEVC encoding and 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities.

In Denmark, Stofa is using Arris vManager is it looks to accelerate its deployment of gigabit-speed services. The product allows Stofa to automate the provisioning of new nodes on its network, securing, managing and configuring the devices with accuracy and speed.

And in the UK, Freesat selected Arris to develop its first subscription-free, 4K HDR video devices. The deal represents the first line of Arris products for the UK retail channel. It will also result in the first KreaTV device for DVB-S2. The devices will be available in UK retail outlets in the beginning of next year.

"We're gaining steady momentum in the international market by responding quickly to the evolving needs of our service provider customers and consumers around the world," said Steve McCaffery, president and managing director, international business operations group for Arris, in a statement. "Our customers appreciate the diversity of solutions that we offer, and our latest design wins attest to our leadership and expertise in helping them deliver tomorrow's entertainment and broadband experiences."

IBC 2018 kicked off Thursday. 

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