Press Release

R Enhances Broadband Services in Spain with ARRIS RFoG technology
ARRIS RFoG drives fiber deeper into the network to increase efficiency, safeguard HFC infrastructure investment and improve broadband experiences.

MADRID, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R, the Galician optic fiber communications operator, has selected Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) technology from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) to improve bandwidth provisioning, drive efficiency across its network and ensure legacy infrastructure can be expanded with Fiber to the Premises RFoG extensions.

The technology will be implemented from November 2014 by bcSistemas (a Select Value Added Reseller for ARRIS), who were selected as the systems integrator following a successful trial earlier this year. R has selected a range of ARRIS solutions including Optical Network Units, Optical Transmitters, Optical Receivers for RFoG, Optical Amplifiers, Multiplexers and Passives to build their offering.

"ARRIS's RFoG technology will enable us to deliver fiber to more of our network. This means our commercial and residential customers will see a dramatic improvement in service and overall experience," said Julio Sanchez Agrelo, Director of the Network Division at R. "We are excited about this technology and its potential to reduce our operating costs and maximize our HFC infrastructure investment over the coming years, even as technology advances."

Pablo Guaglianone, General Manager of ARRIS Spain said: "With our technology, R can now offer a deep, highly efficient fiber network that brings the latest TV services and fastest Internet speeds into the homes of their customers. As service providers look to deliver next-generation content experiences, they need to deploy superior infrastructure that competes with established players. Our suite of fiber technologies has the power and scale to meet these demands."

bcSistemas played an integral role in helping R envisage and deploy a fiber-deep network. Jose Antonio Illarregui, bcSistemas Managing Director, said: "This project demonstrates the benefits of RFoG technology for fiber to the home - allowing the reuse of all the legacy equipment and services in both the headend and in subscribers' homes, greatly expanding the capacity of the networks and reducing negative factors such as maintenance costs."

Continued investment in new network solutions

ARRIS continues to develop innovative solutions based on its state-of-the-art optical technology, already installed in cable operator networks around the world. ARRIS empowers service providers like R Cable y Telecomunicaciones to equip their headends and optical nodes with features that facilitate expansion with new services and capabilities.

About R

R, an optic fiber telecommunications supplier in Galicia, offers individuals and companies fixed and mobile telephone services, high-speed Internet (up to 200 MB) and high-definition digital TV. In less than a decade, R has deployed a modern optic fiber network that allows to offer the most advanced telecommunications services to almost 1M homes and businesses up to day, of which more than 325,000 are already customers. R is the market leader in fixed services wherever its network is deployed and has invested over a thousand million euros in one of the most powerful private investment projects in Galicia.

About bcSistemas

An Engineering-Integrator company accompanies its customers since 1990, primarily multi-site companies, in their ITC deployments in Spain and worldwide. Parallel and since year 2000 bcSistemas provides technology solutions to Telecom Operators to their networks and services headend, with special focus on cable operators. Today, the company has a workforce of over 80 people and nine offices throughout Spain, covering the entire life cycle of a project. From the work of analyzing problems and proposing solutions to maintenance under SLA contracts 24x7 systems, through deployment, training and implementation of these solutions.

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arrisi.com

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Gemma Goatly, +44 7970 882994, gemma.goatly@arrisi.com