SUWANEE, Ga., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Telefónica has selected ARRIS International, plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) to develop a comprehensive range of new set-tops. The new platform follows a modular approach that leverages Telefónica's scale to deliver next-generation video services to its subscribers – simplifying deployment for all Telefónica businesses around the world. The project takes ARRIS's and Telefónica's strategic partnership to a new level - building on past collaborations in Brazil and Spain.
The new, international set-top portfolio named "Proteus" will begin live roll-out in 2017 and will include set-tops supporting both wired and wireless, HD and UHD services, to be deployed with Telefónica's satellite DTH, cable, and IPTV technologies. This new product family will give Telefonica the flexibility to bring new services to market, quickly and efficiently, through its scalable service architecture and low-maintenance design.
"Our growing partnership with Telefónica speaks to ARRIS's unique combination of technical expertise and global scale," said Steve McCaffery, Managing Director of International Sales and Business Operations for ARRIS's International Business Operations Group. "We're strategically positioned to help service providers transform entertainment through the evolution of the set-top. And Telefónica's choice to have ARRIS develop its new platform represents the progression of a successful partnership that will bring next-generation services to millions of subscribers across Europe and Latin America."
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests. The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and 347 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,975,199,197 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
ARRIS International plc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world's top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow's connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.
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