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Telenor Sweden Selects IPTV Set-Tops from ARRIS

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2013 – Telenor Sweden will be deploying VIP2853 IPTV set-tops by ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) as it grows its TV service and offers an enhanced experience for customers.

Telenor will roll out the ARRIS set-tops into customers' homes in early 2014 - paving the way for new HD programming, on-demand services and high-quality IPTV viewing.  The VIP2853 features a removable DVR memory module which will allow Telenor customers to expand and add to the memory for recording their favorite programs to watch later.

Mikael Farjsjo, Head of TV at Telenor said, "Our IPTV service in Sweden is set for growth and we need to provide our customers with the best set-top we can - ARRIS delivers this with the VIP2853. ARRIS has worldwide IPTV leadership, which gives us confidence to launch new, enhanced services based on its set-top and platform developed locally in Sweden."

Steve McCaffery, Senior Vice President, EMEA, ARRIS said: "We are transforming how service providers such as Telenor deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries, enabling seamless content experiences in the home to meet the needs of today's demanding consumers. The VIP2853 is a perfect fit for Telenor - cost effective and a compact form factor, without compromising the ability to deliver exciting high-quality services."

VIP2853 – delivering high-quality IPTV
The VIP2853 offers a flexible way of bringing high-quality IPTV services, such as high-definition broadcast TV, on-demand services, interactive applications, and DVR/time-shift, as well as over the top (OTT) services, to the home. Powered by the ARRIS KreaTV operating system, the VIP2853 integrates with a wide variety of VOD, middleware, and Conditional Access (CA) systems.

The optional DVR module gives flexibility to support DVR and non-DVR customers with the same set-top box. The VIP2853 has a minimal impact on the environment thanks to its small size, minimal weight and low power consumption, meeting or exceeding the European Codes of Conduct.  

ARRIS will be showcasing its IPTV set-top portfolio at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam at stand 1.D31, for more information visit www.arrisi.com/media_kits/IBC13

About Telenor Sweden
Telenor Sweden is a provider of tele, data and media communication services. With some 2 million subscriptions and revenues in 2012 of SEK 12.3 billion, and a workforce of approximately 2,000 employees, the company is one of Sweden's major operators. For more information, visit www.telenor.se

About ARRIS
ARRIS is a premier video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries. Its powerful end-to-end platforms enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect - with each other and with their favorite content. The Company's vision and expertise continue to drive the industry's innovations, as they have for more than 60 years. Headquartered north of Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, ARRIS has R&D, sales and support centers throughout the world. For more information: www.arrisi.com

ARRIS and the ARRIS Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  © ARRIS Enterprises, Inc. 2013.  All rights reserved.

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Gemma Goatly, +44 7970 882884, Gemma.Goatly@arrisi.com