Perhaps eager to divert the attention of investors from the sagging CPE portion of its business, Arris has announced that its E6000 converged edge router is part of Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) ongoing deployment of DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit-speed networks.
Two weeks ago, Comcast announced that it will roll out gigabit-speed, DOCSIS 3.1 Internet service for residential and business customers in Atlanta and Nashville in early 2016, with deployment in Chicago, Detroit and Miami coming in the second half of the year.
"We are excited to be part of this effort by supporting rollout in four of these markets with our flagship E6000 converged edge router (CER) and a software-only upgrade," Arris said in a blog post.
Earlier this week, Arris reported a 12.7 percent revenue slide in the fourth quarter, driven in part by a slowdown in video CPE orders from AT&T (NYSE: T), which is transitioning its video platform priorities from U-verse to DirecTV.
Company Chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione said that pending orders for DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts should help turn the tide for Arris in the coming quarters.
"As operators continue to drive efficiency in their own operations, we are now seeing more significant deployment of legacy video MPEG channels on the E6000 converged CCAP platform, contributing to the software license sales in the fourth quarter," Stanzione said.
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