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Tue, 09/04/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Broadcom Corp. shipped its BCM2200, a single-chip modem for broadband wireless using VOFDM. The chip has more than 48 Mbps of symmetrical two-way data and is designed to work in non-line-of-sight environments. The product is part of a project with Cisco Systems to develop an ASIC for the broadband fixed wireless market, Broadcom says. …

Pacific Broadband says it's been working a year with CableLabs on advanced physical layer technologies. Its ASIC has been developed to use with its CMTS, which uses A-TDMA. The technology is one of two modulations CableLabs will include in specifications for DOCSIS 2.0. Moreover, a CMTS supporting A-TDMA and S-CDMA will be available early next year, the company says. …

The 21-month-old AOL Latin America Inc. surpassed its 1 million-member milestone. The company's first service, America Online Brazil, launched in November 1999. …

OpenTV says more than 2 million of EchoStar's DISH Network satellite TV set-tops now use its ITV middleware. …

Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales will use Concurrent Computer Corp.'s MediaHawk Video Server in its hospitality system. The deal is part of a system that also uses software from Telefonica I+D and VDSL technology from Cisco Systems. TSA's system currently is in pilot mode in a Madrid, Spain, hotel. …

Gould Fiber Optics and Seikoh Giken will jointly market optical components to the telecom and cable TV markets, Gould says. The two also will jointly research fiber and optical chip interconnects. …

As part of its professed local-to-global network strategy, Williams Communications says it will provide its network services over the recently launched Japan-U.S. Undersea Cable Network. …

Viasource Communications Inc. President and CEO Craig Russey resigned as part of the company's restructuring efforts, although he'll remain on the company's board. Viasource announced in its Q2 results that it was entering Phase III of the overhaul. At the time, it reported a $5.9 million Q2 net loss on revenue of $45.3 million, including $21.2 million in cable revenue. Early last month, it also landed $2.45 million in convertible notes and term B warrants. In July, NASDAQ notified the company of a pending delisting and Viasource requested a hearing. …

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