Coming to America
Time Warner has inked a multi-million dollar deal with Ericsson to purchase several hundred thousand cable modems for its regions nationally.
"This puts Ericsson in a good position," Curt Matson, director of marketing for home communications for Ericsson, tells CED. "The deal positions us as one of the top vendors in the industry."
The cable modems purchased are the Ericsson PipeRider HM200c, which effectively juggles Internet and multimedia data. The PipeLock technology feature enables consumers to suspend communication by pressing a button, ensuring security for the user when the computer is not in use. That's a good thing when the Internet highway has a hacker lurking behind every chip.
"Time Warner selected Ericsson for the quality and performance of the modem and its low failure rate," says Matson. "That is good for them because it enhances their customer satisfaction rate."