Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Arris and Tandberg to Merge

Arris will acquire Tandberg for $1.2 billion. Arris provides cable modem and VoIP systems to cable service providers. Tandberg is one of the leading IPTV video headend system providers.

This merger will put Arris into the video business and into the IPTV business. It did not seem that Tandberg's acquisition of Skystream last year would not inoculate it from acquisition. Given the pace of acquisition in IPTV today, it will be interesting to see if this merger inoculates Arris.

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