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Espial to acquire WHS platform from ARRIS

Espial has confirmed an agreement to acquire ARRIS’s Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform.

Espial will support current – and look to accelerate future – roadmaps for more than 40 WHS service provider customers spanning the US, Canada, and Latin America.

Terms and conditions of the pending acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q3, 2016. Following this transition, ARRIS will continue to partner with Espial to support WHS with joint integration and co-marketing activities. The two companies also intend to establish a reseller agreement. Espial and ARRIS have a long history of successfully working together, with their most recent collaboration – for Portugal’s NOS – marking Europe’s first RDK 4K commercial launch earlier this month

“WHS expands our solution portfolio with a cloud-hosted Video-as-a-Service platform that is complementary to and will leverage Espial’s current solutions for next-generation IP video services,” said Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. “By driving service velocity and innovation for our service provider customers, we expect to help them improve subscriber satisfaction, reduce churn and increase revenue. Espial gains a broad base of new customer relationships and further scales our world-class integration, operations, and software development teams. We look forward to collaborating with ARRIS to enhance the Whole Home Solution, strengthen support, and expand the customer base going forward.”

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