Even as ink on the deal was still drying, we pondered what this means for the future of Arris's set-top box business.
"These days, scale has been kind of the name of the game, from the service provider standpoint, as well as the vendors... bigger is better," Jeff Baumgartner, senior editor at Light Reading, said. "CommScope's business has been struggling a bit... and they've been trying to evaluate what to do and how to get into some adjacent markets."
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