Arris, Telco Offer T1s

Arris and Telco have entered into a reseller agreement

March 27, 2006

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SUWANEE, Ga. -- ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) , a leading provider of Multi System Operator (MSO) broadband access and cable telephony solutions, and Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for public and private IP and TDM networks, today announced that the companies have entered into a reseller agreement. Telco Systems' Cable Services Aggregator (CSA) 9000, which acts as the aggregator, when integrated with their metro Ethernet access platform offers an end-to-end circuit emulation services (CES) to cable providers.

The CSA 9000 will be marketed by ARRIS to key MSOs, allowing them to deliver T1 voice, frame relay, and leased line services in the US, and similar E1-based services worldwide, over standard DOCSIS infrastructure, without any plant modifications. According to Kagan Research, this increased level of business activity will lead to availability of cable-based commercial services to 54% of U.S. businesses by 2007.

"ARRIS is pleased to bring this innovation to our MSO customers to enable them to achieve new revenue potential," said Bryant Isaacs, President ARRIS New Business Ventures. "The CSA 9000 and the ARRIS Touchstone(TM) CSM470 T1/E1 MTA constitute a complete solution for efficient T1/E1 delivery."

"We are excited to work with ARRIS in bringing circuit emulation via our metro Ethernet access platform to cable providers," said Dave Lee, VP, Marketing and Services of Telco Systems. "This cost-effective approach should help MSOs grow their business and gain a significant share of the Small and Medium Business (SMB) T1/E1 services market."

Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS)

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