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Consumer demand for bandwidth intensive services drives requirement for ARRIS APEX3000 with market-leading channel density

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2013 –  Stofa, a leading Danish pay TV operator, has selected the APEX3000 by ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) to transform its network capacity requirements driven by consumer demand for bandwidth intensive services such as over the top (OTT) video.

Stofa required a flexible approach that would allow them to increase capacity of their network without incurring the expense of site visits, rewiring or installation of new equipment. The ARRIS APEX3000 delivers a more efficient way to handle higher demand as capacity can be increased via simple licensing allowing Stofa to maximize its operational efficiencies. This model offers both agility and investment protection for converged video and data delivery.

Thomas Helbo, CTO at Stofa & SE Telecom said, "The levels of data our customers are consuming has risen exponentially as they embrace new services and we needed a solution to help meet this demand today and increase capacity in the most efficient manner. The ARRIS APEX3000 gives us an agile approach which will also allow is to merge our video and data traffic in the future."

Steve McCaffery, Senior Vice President, EMEA, ARRIS said: "Not only does the APEX3000 offer market-leading channel density it presents operators like Stofa with a smooth transition to CCAP by connecting legacy modular CMTS architectures with a new converged platform, as well as providing scalability for future growth services such as video on demand and nDVR. By transforming networks for tomorrow's entertainment experiences, we can help reduce upgrade expenses and deliver the scale that highly competitive cable providers need."

APEX3000 – Density to Meet Demand
The APEX3000 directly addresses the growth trends facing cable operators with market-leading density that provides more channels in the same space. The APEX3000 is designed not only to meet growing demand for data capacity and narrowcast video, but also to serve as a bridge product for future rollouts of a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), perfect for those operators following a modular CMTS architectural transition to CCAP rather than an integrated CCAP approach also supported by ARRIS.

The APEX3000 was built with capacity in mind; the installation of a high-density QAM within a cable network leaves channels left over for future DOCSIS® data use. Whilst many are not ready to migrate to CCAP right now, the need for a product that can increase channel capacity now whilst allowing full transition to CCAP later has never been greater.

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About Stofa
Stofa is a Danish triple play operator providing a broad selection of television & pay-TV offerings, high speed broadband and telephone services to its customers. For the past 54 years Stofa has developed a strategic relationship to some 300 antenna associations in Denmark.  With 450 employees at its headquarters in Horsens and 5 branch offices across Denmark, Stofa has generated sales of EUR 180 million in 2012.Throughout the past few years the TV has converged with the web, and new services as well as device innovations have been launched at an increasing pace. Thus, Stofa has already introduced time-shift TV, a 48 hour catch-up service, Web-Tv and WebTv To Go. To this should be added the proven DVB-C/IP STB & PVR services as well as a VOD service. Stofa was established in Horsens by Anton Petersen in 1959, and early 2013 Stofa was acquired by SE, a leading Danish energy & telecom concern.

About ARRIS
ARRIS is a premier video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries. Its powerful end-to-end platforms enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect – with each other and with their favorite content. The Company's vision and expertise continue to drive the industry's innovations, as they have for more than 60 years. Headquartered north of Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, ARRIS has R&D, sales and support centers throughout the world. For more information: www.arrisi.com

ARRIS and the ARRIS Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  © ARRIS Enterprises, Inc. 2013.  All rights reserved.

SOURCE ARRIS Group, Inc.

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