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The ARRIS E6000™ CER Enables SK Broadband to Deliver Asia Pacific Region First 1Gbps Broadband Service and Opens the Door to 4K Innovations

SEOUL, South Korea, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SK Broadband, a leading integrated communications company in South Korea, deployed the ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) in early 2014, which has now enabled the first 1Gbps broadband service in Asia Pacific. This milestone means SK Broadband is an industry leader by delivering one of the fastest broadband speeds anywhere in the world.

The ARRIS E6000 CER, a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) was first introduced in 2013 and is now deployed at the world's leading cable operators, providing incredible capacity, density, and reliability. The success of the ARRIS E6000 CER has been pivotal for SK Broadband to reach landmark broadband speeds, and also enabling further innovations such as the world's first 4K (UHD upscaling) TV service, announced in August 2014.

The bandwidth needed to support the demand for video and multimedia services in South Korea continues to grow at exponential rates, and the number of connected devices is growing even faster. SK Broadband serves 2.6M customers with its IPTV service, growing by 189,000 customers in Q3 last year. The ARRIS E6000 CER has played a pivotal role in delivering these next generation services.   

"SK Broadband is the first company to break through the 1Gbps speed barrier in Asia-Pacific and exceeds the high-speed data service levels of most other regions of the world. SK Broadband has benefited significantly from choosing the ARRIS E6000 system, with its unprecedented level of service and channel density, both upstream and downstream," said Tim Gropp, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific at ARRIS. "This will also give SK Broadband the capacity to grow the business over the coming years."

The ARRIS E6000 CER is Powering Smarter Networks
The ARRIS E6000 CER delivers new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust integrated architecture that will enable converged services on broadband networks. It also provides a high-availability, high-performance solution, and supports a fully redundant design.

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 fuelled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrows 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.arris.com

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David Hulmes, +44 7834 575 863, David.Hulmes@arris.com