ARRIS gateway upgrade enables IPv6 support

ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) said it has recently released a software upgrade that has enabled IPv6 support for more than four million ARRIS TG852/862 wireless gateways currently deployed across the Comcast broadband network helping make Xfinity Internet one of the largest native IPv6 deployments of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) worldwide.

ARRIS wireless gateways facilitate the seamless enablement of IPv6 broadband, which in turn allows operators like Comcast to plan its transition and deploy IPv6 support incrementally. IPv6 enabled broadband allows consumers to enjoy uninterrupted Internet service as the transition to IPv6 continues around the globe.

“Comcast has been working for over four years laying the technical foundation and paving the way for a smooth transition towards IPv6,” said John Brzozowski, Comcast Fellow and Chief IPv6 Architect. “Leveraging CPE that is software upgradeable and that can handle both IP versions has been critical to our success, and our extensive IPv6 rollout on CPE complements our DOCSIS 3.0 based Cable Modem Termination Systems, which ARRIS also develops and supplies to Comcast.”

“Today´s IPv6 announcement represents one of the many ways that ARRIS and Comcast are committed to addressing the challenges of the future of IP,” said Larry Robinson, president of customer premises equipment, ARRIS. “ARRIS has taken a proactive approach to preparing our customers and end consumers for tomorrow´s technology, and we continue to provide leadership in communications and entertainment on a global stage.”

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

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