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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Two more to tango

October 11, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Trilithic and AM Communications form unified network monitoring system Terayon introduces two CMTS systems for complete DOCSIS platform Terayon Communications Systems has introduced the Terayon BroadbandEdge 2800 and the Terayon BroadbandEdge 2000 CMTSs, second-generation broadband-access platforms that enable delivery of carrier-class voice, data and video services.

Monitoring systems shake hands

October 10, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Trilithic and AM Communications form unified network monitoring system Trilithic and AM Communications are entering into a systems integration agreement that will allow AM's OmniStat Network Monitoring System to monitor, log and display measurements made by Trilithic's Guardian Return Path Monitoring System.

Cox: traveling at the speed of light

October 10, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

MSO signs $40M deal for optical metro networks Sorrento Networks is entering into an agreement with Cox Communications to provide optical transport nationwide, with immediate initial installations in Virginia, California, Arizona and Louisiana. The four-year contract enables installation of Sorrento Networks' GigaMux metropolitan DWDM system and electronic photonic concentrators throughout Cox'...

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Serving up streaming media

October 10, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Server maker CacheFlow snags streaming media firm CacheFlow has signed a deal to purchase privately held Entera Inc. for about $440 million. The purchase will bring Entera's video and audio streaming software to CacheFlow's hardware, which "caches" information around the Internet so it's closer to the people requesting it.

Metromedia Fiber focuses its sites

October 10, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Metromedia Fiber Network acquires SiteSmith Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN) has agreed to buy SiteSmith, an Internet infrastructure management services company, in an all-stock deal valued at close to $1.36 billion. Under the terms of the deal, SiteSmith shareholders will receive between 55 million and 62.

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North American optical portfolio ready for viewing

October 9, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Marconi intros 3 new optical networking products for N. America Marconi announced three new products that round out its optical networking portfolio for North American service providers. The new products include the SmartPhotoniX PLT for long-haul transport, the SmartPhotoniX PMM for metropolitan DWDM and ServiceOn OverView 3000 management system for optical networks.

VOD software goes vroom

October 9, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Network Appliance unveils high-performance video software Network Appliance has unveiled new content delivery software that provides VOD and content management capabilities for Internet content delivery. The NetCache 5.0 software is among a wave of products the company has designed to enable its customers to manage, store and deliver content from the data center to the network edge.

IP telephony migration path for business forged

October 9, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Intecom debuts enterprise communications path from circuit switched to IP telephony Intecom is introducing a new product called PointSpan that provides a migration path for advanced circuit-switched communications and IP telephony. PointSpan is the core technology empowering Intecom's Conversics software, which serves to unify the interaction between companies and their customers.

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Optical tag team takes on competition

October 9, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Corning and Sycamore Networks to develop new optical switching technologies Corning is teaming with Sycamore Networks to develop more efficient phone switches. The two companies will collaborate on defining the functionality and testing the application of new 3D MEMS technology in telecommunications networks.

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U.K. op swears allegiance to common STB platform

October 5, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

NTL takes interactive leap with DOCSIS modem/Liberate software-enabled set-tops NTL Inc. is forging a common technology platform across the NTL and CWC ConsumerCo cable TV networks in Europe and the U.K. NTL has chosen Liberate software and the DOCSIS cable modem standard as the technology platform for its combined cable TV and cable modem networks.

Grande ambitions taking shape

October 5, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Texas overbuilder enters agreements for construction and customer service CaritaSoft and Black & Veatch Telecommunications have entered into Grande deals. Central Texas-based broadband company Grande Communications has forged deals with CaritaSoft and Black & Veatch Telecommunications to further enhance construction of its ground-up broadband network.

Toshiba taps e-commerce sales power

October 5, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Online availability of cable modems to expand sales beyond brick & mortar limits Toshiba America Information Systems is launching an online store developed by BuyNow to sell its cable modem products to customers nationwide. The new Web site, www.toshibamodems.com, was developed in response to requests to make the Toshiba PCX line of cable modems available for purchase to a wider group of ca...

Paid in full?

October 4, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Philips, Trintech Group to develop set-top based EPS Philips Digital Networks and Trintech Group have formed a partnership to provide a t-commerce payment solution allowing TV audiences to securely pay for products purchased via their set-top boxes. Philips manufactures digital set-top boxes for cable, satellite, and terrestrial reception, which support interactive TV applications and Internet ...

Baby Bell pushing 30 (new markets)

October 4, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

SBC moving into 30 new markets with $1 billion tech contract to Lucent SBC Communications has selected Lucent Technologies as the primary provider of data, voice and access infrastructure technology for its national network expansion. The five-year agreement is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion.

Tektronix testing 1,2,3 … minus 1

October 4, 2000 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Tempo acquires Tektronix metallic access testing product line Tempo, a copper cable test equipment manufacturer, has acquired the metallic access test product line for the telecom and cable TV markets from Tektronix, a test, measurement, and monitoring company for the semiconductor and telecom industries.

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