Tim Gropp Inducted to Cable Pioneers Class of 2017

Tim Gropp and family

Tim Gropp and family at the Cable Pioneer’s banquet in Denver

Tim Gropp is the ARRIS Senior Vice President of Sales for Canada Cable, leads ARRIS Sales in Japan, and he is one of the newest members of the 2017 class of Cable TV Pioneers.

The Cable Pioneers organization recognizes industry leaders “who make significant contributions to the growth of our industry and our communities.” This year’s 20-person class will be the 51st annual, celebrated at the Cable Pioneer’s banquet in Denver, Colorado, prior to the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Tim’s exemplary industry leadership, service, and success made him a prime candidate for induction into the Cable TV Pioneers. His career spans 30 years in the cable industry, supplying the solutions to deliver video, broadband, and voice services to millions of consumers around the world. He joined ARRIS in 2007 through its acquisition of C-COR, and quickly made his mark as an international sales leader, most recently directing the ARRIS team that helped build the future of Australia’s broadband with National Broadband Network, Co. (nbn), the government business enterprise tasked with delivering open access broadband network to all premises in Australia.

Tim also serves on the Board of Directors of Adaptive Spirit, leading the industry’s support of the U.S. Paralympic Downhill Skiing and Snowboard teams. Each year, with Tim on the Board, ARRIS has been the single largest contributor to the cause and has helped Adaptive Spirit raise approximately one million annually to cover the teams’ equipment, travel, and training. Internally, at ARRIS, Tim is a member of the ARRIS Sales Leadership executive team and the ARRIS Women’s Business Network, which supports the personal and professional development of ARRIS employees. Many of Tim’s mentees are now pursuing successful careers in the cable industry.

Tim joins a prestigious list of ARRIS employees and alumnae who are Cable Pioneers– Ron Coppock, Zenita Henderson, Jim Kuhns, Jim Lysaker, Alex Swan and Bob Stanzione.

Congratulations to Tim and to all the members of the 2017 class of Cable Pioneers!

MultiChoice wins big with Stuff Gadget of the Year Award

Picture4Congratulations go out this week to our long-term partner, MultiChoice, after its DStv Explora decoder was named TV Gadget of the Year 2016 by Stuff South Africa.

Leading consumer technology publication Stuff called the DStv Explora ‘hard to beat’. It trumped its competition including Google Chromecast and Xbox One S to take the top spot.

ARRIS worked with MultiChoice to develop and manufacture the DStv Explora in South Africa, which launched last year and Stuff described as ‘iconic’- a culmination of a near decade-long relationship between our two teams. It allows subscribers to enjoy a wide range of content in HD, including on-demand shows to stream or download. 

Together we have introduced subscribers all over South Africa to their new favorite shows. And we’ve given them the ability to watch them when they want. We’ll continue to provide great entertainment experiences to them in the future.  

EMEA Channel Conference 2016

This week, we hosted almost 40 of our EMEA Channel partners at the ARRIS Channel Conference, which took place this year in the UK. It’s an annual opportunity for us to build on our close relationships with our local partners and share the vision, product innovation and expertise that serves our mutual growth strategies in EMEA.

The event included keynotes, training sessions, one-to-one meetings, and workshops over the course of a week. Our ARRIS Home Experience Center showed our channel partners how they can engage with their customers on product showcases and future technology discussions.

Click here for more information about the ARRIS Channel Program.

Wednesday evening saw a gala awards dinner, where we recognized the winners of the EMEA Channel Awards 2016 – including Normann Engineering, Lucas Telecom, SDT ELECTRÓNICA, Telco, Vector, Telegroup, Eurostars Communications, Klonex and Improware.

Congratulations to the nominees, winners and all who have contributed to our continued success!

Here are some photos from the awards ceremony:

Spotlight on South Korea

South Korea has one of the world’s most active telecommunications and technology markets in the world, thanks to the government’s recent investment in transforming the country into a knowledge-based information society. In South Korea’s bid to usher its citizens into a new “smart-age,” its Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning is focusing specifically on delivering what it terms “Giga Internet.” That goal aligns very closely with ARRIS’s vision for next-generation broadband and networking, which we showcased this week at KCTA in Seoul.

The centerpiece of our vision for gigabit networking is our ARRIS E6000® Converged Edge Router. It is the industry’s leading CCAP solution, providing service to millions of consumers via the world’s leading service providers, including recently announced expansions with LG U+, which demonstrated broadband speeds of approximately 1.8Gbps using DOCSIS® 3.1.  This level of gigabit broadband speed is quickly becoming the norm for global leaders responding to growing consumer demand for advanced entertainment services like Ultra HD and multiscreen.

And as a testament to ARRIS’s global leadership in the new Gigabit Age, the minister of communications in Korea presented our own Kent Sun, senior manager of sales engineering, with a recognition award last week, for his contributions to growth of Korea’s cable TV market. Congratulations, Kent.

ARRIS’s Tal Laufer Receives Woman in Technology Recognition by Multichannel News

Laufer_Tal_0392-2Today, Multichannel News spotlighted ARRIS’s Tal Laufer ARRIS as one of six leading Women in Technology.  Multichannel recognized Tal – our Director of Product Line Management for CMTS/CER Products – in the vendor/supplier category for her contributions in developing new architectures that can advance the cable communications industry.

ARRIS is proud of Tal’s accomplishments in addressing some of our industry’s most pressing technology needs. Tal is an integral part of our team driving CCAP and D3.1 leadership, to pave the way for Gigabit services. She is a shining example of the positive impact women can make in our industry.

Congratulations to Tal and to all the women in this year’s Multichannel News’ Annual Women in Technology for their many contributions in driving the cable industry forward.

Bob Stanzione Named to Cablefax 100


Bob Stanzione, CEO, ARRIS

His enduring contributions to ARRIS and to the industry recognized by Cablefax.

Each year, Cablefax selects the most influential cable executives for recognition in its “Cablefax 100.” This year, that list features Bob Stanzione.

The Cablefax 100 celebrates executives whose “leadership continues to take the industry to new heights,” and Bob’s work over the past year has certainly exemplified this. His vision and ongoing legacy of investing in the right opportunities have exponentially grown our business.

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Cablefax for Bob’s spotlight in the magazine’s coverage of the Cablefax 100.

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