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ARRIS Demonstrates Interoperable Solutions at Cable Europe Labs' Interop Event
SUWANEE, Ga., Dec 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated several key technical interoperable capabilities using its EuroDOCSIS 3.0 C4(R) CMTS, D5(TM) Universal Edge QAM (UEQ) and Touchstone(TM) TM722 telephony modem during its participation in the recent Cable Europe Labs Interop Event, hosted at Excentis.

"ARRIS participated in the event to re-enforce the power of EuroDOCSIS and CMTS specifications which are well defined, specified and administered standards," said Charles Cheevers, ARRIS CTO Europe. "From an ARRIS perspective we have implemented the standards and added our own compelling features and functionality which were all shown to work in a highly mixed vendor environment. In particular we are very confident that we have the technologies capable of keeping Cable Operators at the front of the Entertainment to the Home industry with robust and scalable Data, Voice, MPEG and IP Video solutions."

"The link between specifications for equipment and interoperability is crucial. The result is providing a stamp of approval which ultimately translates into reliability for cable customers who, of course, want to continue buying into the best offerings on the market," said Cable Europe Labs Managing Director, Malcolm Taylor. "It's important that vendors can continue to deliver equipment that complies with the latest standards and capabilities. Events like this are critical in helping bring the latest technologies to market which keep cable ahead on both speed and performance."

"This has been a very exciting and successful event for ARRIS," noted Claudio Cerioli, ARRIS' Senior Vice President, EMEA. "It proves that our CMTS, Universal Edge QAM and CPE products can be relied upon to perform at top capacity in multiple vendor scenarios, including robust EuroDOCSIS 3.0-based services in both I-CMTS and M-CMTS architectures. This gives our current and future customers the confidence they need to deploy multi-vendor solutions and widens their choices as they look for the most reliable, scalable and available solutions possible."


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting 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. Headquartered in Suwanee, GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Beaverton, Wallingford, Cork, Ireland and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

About Cable Europe

Cable Europe is a trade association that groups all leading broadband cable TV operators and their national associations throughout Europe. The aim of Cable Europe is to promote and defend the industry's policies and business interests at European and international levels, and to foster cooperation among its members. Cable networks go into the home of 73 million customers in the European Union, providing Digital TV, Broadband Internet and Telephony services.

About Excentis

Excentis (, founded in May 2000, offers testing and consulting services, specialised training, and products for the telecom and ICT industry. Its consultancy ranges from architecture designs, audits and operational support to field problem solving. Excentis executes specific test programs on network components and acts as an independent company to perform certification testing for EuroDOCSIS and EuroPacketCable equipment on behalf of the European cable operators (Cable Europe Labs). The Excentis Training Centre offers standard and custom made training programs on the most recent telecommunication technologies.