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Arris Enhances DOCSIS 3.1 Portfolio and Unveils Touchstone Development Partner Program

Arris International reported that it expanded its portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 devices--including, modems, broadband gateways, and telephony gateways--to anticipate the needs of its increasingly diverse global customer base.

The Company noted that it also launched its Touchstone Development Partner Program, enabling partners to enhance the subscriber experience on the tens of millions of Touchstone devices shipped each year.

According to a media release, Arris's comprehensive DOCSIS 3.1 portfolio now includes three gateways to meet the needs of every gigabit service tier for service providers large and small.

-The new Arris TG3442 offers gigabit broadband speeds and delivers whole-home video over Wi-Fi at an entry-level price point.

-The performance-tier TG3452 telephony gateway increases performance for supporting even faster speeds and carrier-grade video over Wi-Fi services.

-And the premium-tier TG3462 telephony gateway adds multiple IoT radios and 8x8 Wi-Fi to deliver the fastest-possible speeds and best connectivity for next-generation connected-home services.

"Arris was a pioneer in DOCSIS technology, and we've continually built upon that legacy. Today, we deliver one of the broadest ranges of devices, addressing the diverse needs of service providers worldwide. The TG3442 adds to our leading portfolio of gateway devices, which are becoming important hubs of the connected home. And combined with our new Touchstone Development Partner Program, our expanded DOCSIS portfolio is enabling the next generation of gigabit services and experiences," said Larry Robinson, President, Customer Premises Equipment at Arris.

Arris said that it is launching the Touchstone Development Partner Program in recognition of the broadband gateway's paramount importance as a hub of the connected home. The program opens up the Arris Touchstone platform to software development partners around the world--enabling subscriber experiences on the tens of millions of Touchstone devices shipped each year and a deployed base of millions more.

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