AMSTERDAM—Arris has announced an expanded round of business with Altice, which will include deployment of 4K-capable set-tops, as well as the vendor’s E6000 converged edge router.
Altice-owned Portugal Telecom will deploy Arris set-tops to support its MEO 4K TV service. Altice will also launch the E6000 to support 1-gig services in France, the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.
The Altice announcement is part of a wave of new product releases and business announced by the Georgia-based vendor at the IBC Show in Amsterdam this week.
Earlier this week, for example, Arris showcased a new product line of Android TV-powered 4K/HDR set-tops.
"We've invested in our ability to deliver leading CPE at scale, and our growing partnership with Altice is a testament to Arris’ unmatched expertise in helping the world's service providers deliver the next era of entertainment services. The 4K HDR set-tops we're developing with Altice showcase the evolution of the video and will offer exciting entertainment services to millions of Altice subscribers across the US and Europe," said Larry Robinson, president of Arris’ CPE division in a statement.
"We expanded our strategic partnership with Arris to match the scale of our vision for tomorrow's entertainment," said Bruno Zebib, Altice Group CTO. "As Altice continues to grow and to usher in next-generation services for our subscribers around the world, we're leveraging Arris’ expertise in the set-top evolution to meet demand for higher-definition viewing experiences. Our collaboration with Arris will reinforce our position as a pioneer in the global TV and services market."