Arris said today that it had recently shipped its 20-millionth embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA).

According to recent research by In-Stat, North American voice over cable services are projected to reach just under $10 billion in revenues this year, from an installed base of 23 million cable telephony households.

“Cable telephony service has become a key component of the cable industry's successful triple-play offering of voice, video and data, and the continuing growth in fixed-line telephony connections is enabling cable TV operators to compete more effectively with traditional telco incumbents," according to In-Stat analyst Mike Paxton. "Arris continues to be one of the leading worldwide suppliers of cable telephony equipment and solutions."

Arris’ Touchstone EMTAs are consumer premises devices that deliver an Internet connection plus one, two, four, eight or 12 primary-line voice ports for residential and small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs). They are based on CableLabs’ DOCSIS and PacketCable standards, as well as SIP standards.

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