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April 16, 2010

ARRIS Signs Exclusive Deal with NCTC

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

The relationship between ARRIS, a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has turned stronger with the announcement of a new purchase deal between the two.

Georgia-based ARRIS supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms needed to deliver carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services.

Under this deal ARRIS will continue to supply NCTC MSO members with end-to-end broadband access solution components. ARRIS will 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.

The Kansas-based National Cable Television Cooperative is a not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 member companies who own and operate cable system throughout the United States and its territories.

NCTC is comprised of 1,000 member companies, serving over 26.7 million households in the United States.  Richard Frey, NCTC vice president, and GM, Hardware stated that their 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.

ARRIS will bring its portfolio of Euro-DOCSIS wideband services, On Demand Video, Network and Workforce Management and Access and Transport solutions to the ANGA 2010 Exhibition and Conference, May 4-6 in Cologne, Germany.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard