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With North American Cable on Track for $10 Billion in Voice over Cable Revenues in 2009, ARRIS Announces Shipment of its 20 Millionth Touchstone(R) E-MTA Voice and Data Modem

SUWANEE, Ga., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent In-Stat research estimates peg North American voice over cable service revenues at just under $10 billion during 2009, from an installed base of 23 million cable telephony households. Bundling carrier-grade voice service along with video and high speed data has been one of the industry's major success stories in recent years, a trend that has been helped in large part by the continued innovations in voice technology, led by ARRIS and others.

In testimony to this fact, today, ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), which pioneered voice over cable technology and has held the number one market share worldwide in IP-based voice and data CPE for the past 15 quarters*, announced the shipment of its 20 millionth Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter (E-MTA).

"Cable telephony service has become a key component of the cable industry's successful triple play offering of voice, video and data, and the continuing growth in fixed line telephony connections is enabling cable TV operators to compete more effectively with traditional telco incumbents," according to In-Stat analyst Mike Paxton. "ARRIS continues to be one of the leading worldwide suppliers of cable telephony equipment and solutions."

ARRIS Touchstone(R) E-MTAs are consumer premises devices that deliver an Internet connection plus 1, 2, 4, 8 or 12 primary-line voice ports for residential and small-to-medium sized businesses. They are based on CableLabs(R) DOCSIS(R) and PacketCable(TM) standards as well as SIP standards, and their design and performance have been consistently among the first CPE certified by CableLabs(R) in its DOCSIS(R) 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, and recent, 3.0 certification waves.

"Our CPE solutions were architected in consultation with our customers and their evolving need for attributes such as: five 9's availability, carrier-grade voice quality, diagnostic trouble-shooting capabilities and price point," noted ARRIS Broadband Communication Systems President Bruce McClelland, on announcing the milestone. "This customer focus and commitment to the highest standards of engineering have helped us maintain our leadership position in broadband access equipment provision and the trust of our customers."


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver, reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Chicago; Beaverton, OR; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

-- Source: Infonetics Cable Broadband Aggregation Hardware and

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