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China Network Systems (CNS) Drives Video Digitization with ARRIS Set-Tops
ARRIS HMC4100 all-digital DVB-C set-tops with embedded DOCSIS® technology enable CNS to deliver next-generation digital video experiences

SUWANEE, Ga., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced that China Network Systems (CNS), one of Taiwan's leading cable operators, has selected ARRIS HMC4100 set-tops, with the ARRIS KreaTV application platform, to further enhance its digital video services.

Taiwanese government regulations require all cable operators to digitize their TV services by the end of 2017. The ARRIS HMC4100 is a hybrid DVB-C set-top that enables CNS to fully digitize its services and offer new high-definition (HD) on-demand, local PVR and streaming video services to subscribers in Taiwan.  Also, the set-top includes a DOCSIS 3.0 modem which enables CNS to simplify install and add two-way interactive applications to its digital TV service.

CNS will begin rolling out the new HMC4100 set-tops in March 2017. ARRIS and CNS have a long- standing relationship spanning both consumer devices and network solutions, including ARRIS's CCAP solution - the E6000® Converged Edge Router. CNS has deployed ARRIS HMC series set-tops with the ARRIS KreaTV Application platform since 2013.

"As the industry moves to fully digitize TV services by the end of this year, our customers are expecting improved viewing experiences such as high-definition and streaming video," said Henry Chang, CEO of CNS. "We are partnering with ARRIS to deliver compelling experiences today while catering to the evolving viewing habits of our subscribers. With the ARRIS KreaTV platform, we have flexibility to rapidly develop new applications for the future."

"With our global scale and strong heritage in providing high-quality broadband and video devices, we're collaborating with CNS to achieve their vision of transforming Taiwan's cable TV industry," said Eduardo Fichmann, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, ARRIS. "The ARRIS HMC4100 adds DOCSIS 3.0 connectivity to our leading HMC4000 whole-home DVR and multiscreen solution - simplifying the install process from two boxes to one."

About China Network Systems Co., Ltd. (CNS)
With more than 1 million of cable television (CATV) subscribers, MBK Partners is the major shareholder of Taiwan's most advanced Multiple System Operator (MSO): CNS, with operations in concentrated regions within northern and southern Taiwan. CNS's vision is to upgrade and transform Taiwan's cable television industry into a state-of-the-art fully digitalized and interactive media environment. It also devotes itself to development of value added services such as: broadband networking, cable phone, FTTx, etc, hence becoming the core player of the digital home.

System operators (SO) belonging to CNS provide around a hundred analogue channels, furthermore it also introduced digital interactive TV service during the end of 2002. Via customized Set Top Box (STB) design, subs were able to receive a whole new experience of digital multimedia content and service. In the future, CNS will import High Definition TV (HDTV), Pay Per View (PPV)/Video On Demand (VOD) and T-Commerce systems, hence elevating service provided to its million subscribers into a new digital interaction stage.

CNS Sub Company Ko Yin provides "Total bb" broadband service via its Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) Network, cable modem is installed into subs residences to enjoy fast and stable broadband service. With integration of Cable Phone and TV operations, it creates the advance service of "Triple Play".

Learn more at http://www.cns.net.tw/EN/index

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