SUWANEE, Ga., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it and European Broadband equipment supplier VECTOR have signed an Agreement of Cooperation to jointly market their Access and Transport product portfolios to offer European cable operators a one-stop source for their HFC and fibre infrastructure needs. The two companies will create a portfolio of HFC, RFoG and EPON products that both sales teams will promote in their respective markets to assure a more thorough and focused response to European cable operators' architectural needs and challenges.
The two companies have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, with VECTOR serving as an ARRIS Value-Added Reseller of all ARRIS products in Europe, including voice, high speed data and video service-enabling solutions. The new agreement envisions both companies' Access and Transport product divisions and Sales organizations working together to enhance their headend optics, optical nodes, RF amplifiers, RFoG and EPON product solutions.
"This represents the next step in an ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship between ARRIS and VECTOR," said ARRIS Access & Transport President John Caezza. "We are constantly looking for ways to better anticipate our customers' network challenges and rapidly bring them complete solutions to match those challenges."
"We feel that by leveraging the Optics and RF expertise, R&D, and manufacturing capabilities of both our Companies, we will better serve our current and future European customers," said ARRIS SVP EMEA Sales Claudio Cerioli. "This is a critical time for European cable operators with ever-increasing challenges from different technology platforms: it is up to suppliers like ARRIS and VECTOR to provide them with innovative solutions and world-class service."
"We are very pleased with our strategic expansion of cooperation with the ARRIS Access and Transport division," said VECTOR President Jacek Kajut. "A common market strategy which connects our technologies and market activities, creates the most competitive package of market values for cable operators. The product platform consisting of ARRIS and VECTOR solutions is among the most complementary and future-proofed platforms available to the market. The combined efforts associated with market activities and advanced R&D projects, significantly affect the growth of our market positions."
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology that supports broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.
VECTOR is a European company located in Poland, specialized in the design, integrating and manufacturing solutions for a rapidly developing telecommunications industry. The company offers advanced and dedicated systems for mobile and fixed networks.
Based on long-term experience, market and high-tech knowledge, its R&D team develops optimal, flexible solutions that enable network operators to provide multimedia services such as digital TV, Internet and telephony. More information about Vector, its products and services can be found at www.vector.com.pl.