Arris Rides 1 GHz 'CORwave'

CORWave enables MSOs to leverage existing HFC for business services, HD-On-Demand, and SDV

April 10, 2008

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SUWANEE, Ga. -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS)today announced the availability of its 1 GHz CHP CORWave 'closely spaced'CWDM downstream optics. CORWave enables the essential delivery of HD SDV,On Demand and business services on existing MSO fiber networks withsuperior quality service levels. CORWave was recently certified by a top 3U.S. cable operator and is scheduled to be deployed by them this quarter.CORWave is an extension of the broadly-deployed, field proven CHP CWDMoptics that deliver more capacity over longer-link distances on existingfiber.

When deployed with the ARRIS OptiMax4100 4x4 segmentable nodes, CORWaveenables simple, robust multiplexing of twelve wavelengths: four forward,four return and four bidirectional all on one fiber with a link length ofup to 25 kilometers. The bidirectional wavelengths are ideally suited forbusiness service applications. When deployed with any of the ARRIS OptiMaxsegmentable nodes in a 2x2 configuration, CORWave enables longer linklengths of up to 30 kilometers. Furthermore, the technology allowsoperators the flexibility to select the most cost-efficient solution fortheir system while recovering fiber for other revenue-generating services.

The CORWave product can be deployed by operators with minimaldisruption to consumers without sacrificing their consumers' quality ofservice.

"Our customers are very clear; their top two priorities are pullingmore capacity from existing infrastructure and tapping into commercialbusinesses opportunities without new infrastructure," said John Caezza,President, ARRIS Access, Transport and Supplies. "We built CORWave so thatit can expand existing fiber capacity up to 400% both up and downstream,and deliver GbE based data services on very limited fiber counts."

Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS)

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