izzi Telecom Selects ARRIS ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform and Global Services to Deliver HDTV Services in Mexico

ARRIS ME-7000 delivers the highest density and most energy-efficient video compression for next-generation services

SUWANEE, Ga., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced today that izzi Telecom deployed the ARRIS ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform in its cable TV operation in Mexico. Through ARRIS's platform, izzi will deliver new HDTV programming to its subscribers and increase bandwidth efficiency, making spectrum available for additional services.

The ME-7000 provides izzi with the industry's most advanced hardware-accelerated video compression system. The platform delivers a high-quality performance that's compatible with today's broadcast services while enabling the provision of tomorrow's IP and multi-screen services.

izzi will benefit from the lowest total cost of ownership available from a single compression platform, coupled with the ability to deliver more, higher-quality channels to more subscribers, across multiple devices. The ME-7000's modular and scalable design also supports future upgrades to HEVC and Ultra HD services—including 4K and HDR—at densities and performance levels unachievable through software encoding solutions.

ARRIS Global Services configured and tested the system—achieving the highest video signal quality and efficiency by advising on multicast, IP, and MPEG delivery schemes, and ensuring service continuity through a redundant configuration.

"PayTV and broadband data usage is growing rapidly in Mexico, and izzi is focused on utlizing its spectrum efficiently to anticipate this demand," said Israel Corona, Engineering and Development Director, izzi Telecom. "That begins by investing in network infrastructure that can deliver those experiences today while providing a scalable foundation for tomorrow's services. We selected the ARRIS ME-7000 converged compression platform because of its unique combination of hardware-accelerated compression performance and unmatched density and power efficiency."

"For global service providers like izzi, the ME-7000 significantly reduces operational expenditures, while providing the capacity to deliver high-quality experiences for subscribers well into the future," said German Iaryczower, ‎SVP of Sales, Caribbean and Latin America at ARRIS. ""Our ME-7000 platform is the most advanced video compression system for global providers making the shift to IP and preparing for next generation TV services."

About ME-7000
ARRIS's ME-7000 is a high-performance converged compression platform for multiscreen delivery of IPTV, cable and satellite applications. It offers multi-codec (MPEG-2, AVC, HEVC), multi-format support with SD/HD/Ultra HD encoding and transcoding. The ARRIS ME-7000 is fully modular and flexible platform offering class-leading density, efficiency, scalability, and upgradeability.

About izzi Telecom
izzi forms part of Televisa Group, the largest media company by market capitalisation in the Spanish- speaking world and a major participant in the international entertainment business. Televisa operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City, produces and distributes 25 pay-TV brands in Mexico and the rest of the world and exports its programs and formats to the U.S. and to networks in over 50 countries. Out of the total number of over 17 million Mexican Pay TV subscribers, Televisa serves more than 10 million through its cable, satellite and OTT services.

About ARRIS Global Services
ARRIS Global Services helps customers plan, design, implement and operate their networks and business processes. Services include installation of network elements; operational, technology and strategic consulting; staff augmentation; strategic outsourcing; and defining and integrating complex, multi-vendor solutions.

About ARRIS
ARRIS International plc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world's top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow's connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

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