Arris execs say customer base will benefit from Motorola's set-top business

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Just 60 days after closing on its $2.35 billion acquisition of Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Motorola set-top box business, Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS) executives at the NCTA Show told a group of reporters that the combination of the two companies has resulted in an expanded customer base and clear vision for the future.

During the meeting, Arris executives discussed the company's combined product portfolio, including development tools such as the Whole Home Solution, the Moxi User Interface, DreamGallery and more.   

In addition, the company announced that Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA), which had been trialing the E6000 Converged Edge Router, will commercially deploy the technology.  The E6000 is a key component in the Arris portfolio and helps operators migrate to an all-IP network.  Arris executives said that they expect most operators' networks to be all-IP in the next several years.

In addition, Comcast will deploy the Arris XG1 gateway in the third quarter as part of its next-gen 1X TV service. The gateway is based upon Arris' RDK software and will make it easier for developers to create third-party apps for the X1 experience.

Arris executives also discussed key trends that they are seeing in the industry.  Specifically, the company said that they see growth in software solutions for the multiscreen, including their HTML-5 presentation solution.  They also see migration from the traditional CPE environment to more focus on gateways—both headed and headless.  

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