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SUWANEE, Ga., April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS)announced today that it has extended its long-standing relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to supply NCTC MSO members with end-to-end broadband access solution components. Under the agreement, ARRIS will also be the exclusive supplier, through the NCTC, of select customer premise E-MTA equipment. NCTC is comprised of 1,000 member companies, serving over 26.7 million households in the United States.
"We are pleased to announce this new purchase agreement with ARRIS," said Richard Frey, NCTC VP and GM, Hardware. "Our membership has a long history of successfully deploying ARRIS solutions in their systems and this new agreement will offer them competitive pricing and ARRIS' highly regarded after-sales support to better plan any upgrades or green-field network extensions."
"Over the years, as the NCTC has grown in size and membership, it has become one of our key accounts," noted ARRIS SVP Sales Tim Gropp. "NCTC enables independent operators in smaller markets to provide their customers with the same level of service and features as their counterparts in much larger, urban telecommunications environments. ARRIS is honored to continue being a trusted provider to NCTC and to have been singled out in the E-MTA category as an exclusive provider."
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 carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; 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.
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the United States and its territories. 17 of the top 20 cable operators in the U.S. are NCTC members, who collectively serve over 26.7 million cable subscribers. NCTC is located in Lenexa, Kansas.