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ARRIS Expands Flagship Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band Mesh Portfolio with New SURFboard mAX System

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ARRIS today announced a new addition to its industry-leading gigabit
whole-home mesh portfolio: The SURFboard
mAX® AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi® 6 system
. The all-new system provides a
new performance benchmark for the SURFboard® gigabit Wi-Fi portfolio and
fits seamlessly into any home décor and style.

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The SURFboard mAX® AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi® 6 system. (Photo: Business Wire)

The SURFboard mAX® AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi® 6 system. (Photo: Business Wire)

SURFboard mAX (AX6600) complements the flagship SURFboard
mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
(AX11000) and SURFboard
mAX Plus Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system
(AX7800), offering consumers a range of
options for achieving whole-home coverage with the latest Wi-Fi 6

The SURFboard mAX system features an advanced tri-band
Wi-Fi 6 mesh design with two routers, each delivering 6.6 Gbps speeds
and providing a total coverage area of up to 5,500 sq. ft. Its third
band, with 4×4 Wi-Fi 6, provides a dedicated backhaul to ensure the
fastest service speeds across the entire home. 1

“SURFboard mAX represents the whole-home coverage and gigabit speeds
that consumers expect from our flagship Wi-Fi portfolio in a new
performance tier designed to meet the needs of an even greater range of
consumers,” said Evan Groat, senior vice president, Home Networks Retail
Products Group at CommScope (recently acquired ARRIS). “Now, people
upgrading their home network have a new, powerful and stylish option to
support their ultra-high-definition 4K content, high-performance gaming,
and connected lifestyle for years to come.”

The SURFboard mAX AX6600’s advanced software makes it simple and
convenient to manage the system’s powerful technology. Using Alexa,
consumers can manage their SURFboard mAX system’s guest Wi-Fi, pause and
unpause Wi-Fi access, and schedule specific Wi-Fi access times. With
Alexa’s Wi-Fi Access feature, consumers can simply say: “Alexa, pause
the Wi-Fi for 30 minutes” or “Alexa, turn off the Wi-Fi for Sarah” from
compatible Alexa-enabled devices for easy voice control.

The SURFboard mAX system will be available for display in a private
suite at CES, Jan. 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, alongside the SURFboard mAX
Pro and SURFboard mAX Plus.

System Highlights

  • Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 AX6600 system
  • Coverage up to 5500 sq. ft (2-unit system)
  • 16 spatial streams (8 per unit) for simultaneous 4K, VR, and HD video
  • Four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (2 per unit)
  • Quad-core ARM-A7 Cortex processor for smooth, multi-stream operation
  • Works with Alexa for convenient voice control of Wi-Fi access features
    from Alexa-compatible devices


The SURFboard mAX AX6600 Whole Home mesh system will be available in Q2
of 2020 in retailers nationwide. The SURFboard mAX AX6600 will also be
available as a stand-alone router in Q2 2020.

About ARRIS SURFboard

ARRIS SURFboard® products are your gateway to entertainment. They let
you enjoy the latest entertainment, the world’s fastest speeds, and the
coolest new services throughout your home, and beyond. And they’re
available at your favorite retail store. For more information, visit

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1The SURFboard mAX® (AX6600), SURFboard mAX
Pro (
AX11000), and SURFboard mAX Plus (AX7800) Mesh Wi-Fi®
6 systems include two routers. Wi-Fi speeds listed are the maximum
theoretical possible with the radio and antenna configuration. Speed and
range improvement and battery consumption saving over Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
requires compatible Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) client devices. Results may vary
depending on wireless network congestion, interference, client
capabilities, and home construction and other environmental
interference. The product is not intended for outdoor use, units must be
set up and remain indoors.

Actual cable operator network speeds may vary and will be less than
the calculated maximum possible speeds. Gigabit service required.
capable gaming console required for gaming experience.
Check with
your cable internet provider for the specific fees associated with you
plan in order to calculate actual savings.

© 2020 CommScope, Inc. All rights reserved. CommScope, ARRIS,
SURFboard and SURFboard mAX are trademarks of CommScope, Inc. and/or its
affiliates. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Android is a
trademark of Google LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.