Cox Renews Arris Deal


Cox Communications Inc. has extended its telephony-gear deal with Arris Group Inc.

The MSO and the vendor signed a letter of intent renewing Cox’s agreement to deploy Arris’ “Cornerstone” constant-bit-rate telephony equipment and “Touchstone” embedded multimedia-terminal adapters as the operator transitions to voice-over-Internet-protocol service in new and future VoIP markets.

“[Cox’s] support for our products validates the commitment Arris has made to toll-grade quality constant-bit-rate and VoIP voice services,” Arris vice president of marketing Stan Brovont said in a prepared statement. “We appreciate the opportunity to continue serving their existing constant-bit-rate customer base, as well as their future VoIP business.”