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CommScope scapegoats Arris CEO for frail Q2

In an almost eerie series of events, just a fortnight after Faultline Online Reporter discussed how CommScope needed to reassess its product line after acquiring Arris earlier this year, the company posted poor second quarter results – triggering the plaintive departure of former Arris CEO Bruce McClelland. McClelland’s abrupt exit, just six months since the $7 billion takeover completed, comes as CommScope CEO Eddie Edwards eliminated the COO position and absorbed the role himself, promising to turn the ship around following a disappointing second quarter net loss of $209.2 million. The move is antagonistic on a number of fronts and an overhaul of the Arris side of the business is almost guaranteed, reaffirming our initial qualms over the acquisition that…

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