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
"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
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 www.arrisi.com.
-- Source: Infonetics Cable Broadband Aggregation Hardware and
Subscribers Worldwide Market Share Forecast Report
/CONTACT: Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327
/Web Site: http://www.arrisi.com