Profile: Arris International PLC (ARRS.C)
31 Jan 2017
ARRIS International plc, incorporated on April 20, 2015, is a media entertainment and data communications solutions provider. The Company operates in two segments: Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Network & Cloud (N&C). The Company enables service providers, including cable, telephone, and digital broadcast satellite operators, and media programmers to deliver media, voice and Internet Protocol (IP) data services to their subscribers. It is engaged in offering set-tops, digital video and IP television (IPTV) distribution systems, broadband access infrastructure platforms, and associated data and voice CPE, which it also sells directly to consumers through retail channels. Its solutions are complemented by an array of services, including technical support, repair and refurbishment, and system design and integration.
Customer Premises Equipment
The CPE segment consists of CPE Products-Video and CPE Products-Broadband. Its CPE Products-Video include Set-Top, a device installed at the subscriber's television set that connects to the service provider network to decode secure digital video signals and render them as video on the television set, and Gateway, a device that serves as the primary video connection between the service provider network and the subscriber's home. This gateway will enable the delivery of broadcast, streamed and stored video throughout the subscriber's home to televisions and other connected devices. Its CPE Products-Broadband include Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Cable Modem, a device located at the subscriber's home that connects to the cable or telecommunication network to receive and transmit digital information between subscriber-owned Ethernet devices and the service provider's headend or central office, providing Internet connectivity for data and/or voice services, and Gateway, a device located at the subscriber's home that connects to the cable or telecommunication network to receive and transmit data between subscriber-owned Ethernet or wireless devices, IP video devices and the service provider's headend or central office, providing Internet connectivity. Gateway products add wireless connectivity or other wired connectivity to connect devices together throughout a customer's home, as well as other features, such as security.
Network & Cloud
The N&C segment consists of Infrastructure Products, Cloud Software and Global Services. The Company's Infrastructure Products include Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS)/Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)/Passive Optical Network (PON), Video Systems and Access Technologies. The CMTS is installed at a cable operator's headend or hub facility and communicates with cable modems to control the flow of data, including through allocating shared bandwidth and prioritizing and routing traffic. The CCAP combines the functionality of a CMTS and an Edge Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) to enable voice, video and data in a converged IP network. A PON is a form of fiber-optic telecommunications access technology that implements a point-to-multipoint architecture, in which passive fiber optic splitters are used to enable a single optical fiber to serve multiple end-points, without requiring individual fibers between the hub and customer. Service Provider and Programmer Equipment that process and package video content for delivery over the service provider network to be received by a set-top or gateway. It includes encoding, compression, transcoding, storage, policy management, security and encryption, and signal modulation for Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC), DSL and/or fiber networks. Equipment in the ground or on transmission poles between service providers' headend and subscribers' premises, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. It includes optical transmission equipment, Fiber Nodes, radio frequency (RF) Amplifiers and metro wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) wireless products.
The Company's software products enable providers to securely deliver content and advertising services across multiscreen devices on and off their networks. Its network management products collect information from the broadband network and apply analytics to diagnose faults and improve performance. Its customer experience management solutions enable service providers to manage and dispatch field technicians. It includes network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. It offers professional services, focused around practices in Wi-Fi, IP Video, service experience, network transformation, software engineering and hosting to support and assist operators plans for new gigabit high speed data services, greater levels of mobility and all IP video and data distribution architectures. Its technical services provide technical support services around the world for all of its products, including its retail customers.
The Company competes with ADB Global, Asus, ATX, Belkin, BKTel, Casa Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Commscope, Inc., Concurrent Computer Corporation, Emcore Corporation, Ericsson, Finisar, Guavus, Harmonic, Inc., Hitron Technologies Americas Inc., Huawei, Humax Co., Imagine Communications, InnoTrans, Kathrein, Lindsay Broadband, Netgear, Netgem, Nokia, Pacific Broadband Networks, PCT International, Sagemcom, Samsung, SeaChange International, Inc., SMC Networks, Technetix, Technicolor S.A., Teleste, TiVo Inc., Oracle, Ubee Interactive, Inc., Vecima Networks, Inc., Adobe, Irdeto, Verimatrix, Click Software and ZTE.
Arris International PLC
3871 Lakefield Dr
SUWANEE GA 30024-1292
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Arris International, Broadcom and Brocade withdraw and re-file joint voluntary notice to CFIUS
- BRIEF-Arris statement re: Ruckus acquisition, following Broadcom's CFIUS refiling
- BRIEF-Eminence Capital LP reports 5.3 pct passive stake in Arris International Plc as of Sept 12 - SEC Filing
- BRIEF-Kudelski and Arris sign patent license agreement