Advertisement
News
Subscribe to CED Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Broadband Direct

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

Cox BS installs Centrex in Conn. school district

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Cox Business Services completed installation of its Centrex services in the East Granby, Conn., school district. The company says the deal will save the district more than $5,000, or 43 percent, a year on phone and Internet charges. Under the $12,000-a-year contract, Cox will supply telephone and Internet services to East Granby high, middle, Seymour and Carl Allgrove schools, and to the Board ...

Cablevision Bows Ambitious Digital Service

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Following a series of delays, Cablevision Systems Corp. launched its highly-anticipated digital service in late September, offering it to about 500,000 subscribers in Western Long Island, N.Y. The service, dubbed "iO: Interactive Optimum," offers a suite of advanced applications such as video-on-demand, subscription-VOD, interactive television, an expanded video lineup, 45 channels of commerci...

TVN-Adelphia Strike VOD Deal

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Shifting its video-on-demand strategy to a higher gear, Adelphia Communications Corp. said it tapped TVN Entertainment Corp. as its primary content transport provider for VOD and pay-per-view titles. Under terms of the five-year deal, TVN said it will also serve as the MSO's content provider. Time will tell exactly how TVN's role in that area will unfold.

Advertisement

Qwest Deal will Ignite Free Space Optics

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Qwest Communications' "major" purchase agreement with free space optics vendor LightPointe Communications will spark a sector that is expected to become a $2 billion industry in 2006, predicted The Strategis Group. Although details of the deal have not been made public, the agreement marks a "giant leap" forward for FSO technologies, which to date have been generally sold only to small carrier...

Time Warner Extends CSG Contract

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Time Warner Cable's Columbus, Ohio division said it extended an existing billing and customer care agreement with CSG Systems Inc. for a period of three years. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the new deal, CSG will continue to provide customer service and support to about 308,000 cable subscribers in the greater Columbus area.

Four Break the DOCSIS 1.1 Barrier

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Widening the door for advanced cable-based services and applications such as packetized voice, two cable modem manufacturers and two cable modem termination system vendors on Sept. 27 became the first to pass CableLabs' test for the DOCSIS 1.1 specification. Following a revamped effort for automated testing routines and an "ongoing" wave of DOCSIS 1.

TVGateway Upgrades IPG

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Following certification by Motorola Broadband's Acadia Labs, TVGateway LLC said it launched an enhanced version of its digital interactive program guide, offering updated graphics, "favorite channel" lists, and a guide data download function that enables subs to view multiple days of TV schedules on demand.

Terayon Spins Chips

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Moving on previously stated plans, Terayon Communication Systems Inc. spun off its silicon unit, creating a new company called "Imedia Semiconductor." That division designs, manufactures and sells broadband silicon for the cable sector, and includes a focus on Terayon's proprietary S-CDMA (synchronous code division multiple access) as well as A-TDMA (advanced time division multiple access) tec...

Advertisement

Broadcom Chip Dials Up VoIP

October 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Broadcom Corp. has debuted its "BCM3351," an integrated cable modem chip that targets data and two-line, voice-over-Internet protocol applications. Designed for DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS as well as CableLabs' upcoming CableHome specification, Broadcom's chip is also available with the company's "CablexChange" PacketCable VoIP software.

WOW secures cable franchise transfers

October 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

WideOpenWest finished the 115 cable TV franchise transfers it needed for its pending purchase of Ameritech New Media's cable systems in certain metro areas. The transfers — for systems in the Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit metro areas — are part of a previously announced acquisition deal.

Comcast weighs in on Q3, Outdoor Life and cable theft

October 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Comcast Corp.'s subscriber numbers showed fairly steady growth in the third quarter, but the cableco recorded a $106.8 million net loss on service revenue of $1.5 billion. Comcast also acquired the Outdoor Life Network and sold its interest in Speedvision for an undisclosed amount. The company cable unit's quarterly net subscriber additions reached 12,300, compared with a negative 9,800 in seco...

Tomen taps Convergys' WIZARD

October 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Convergys Corp. will supply its WIZARD subscriber management and billing system to iTV services from Tomen Mediacom, brand name Mediatti, of Japan. Under the seven-year deal, Convergys will supply the system and will work with Nihon Unisys Ltd. on system integration and localization. Mediatti will use the system in a Convergys service bureau environment to support its digital cable launch.

Two cablecos trial Ucentric's multiTV PVR

October 29, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Comcast Corp. and Rogers Cable are working on trials of Ucentric Systems' network-based personal video recorder technology. Comcast is conducting technical trials and Rogers will phase the PVR technology into an in-progress iTV trial, a spokeswoman says. Ucentric's PVR works on its home-networking software platform, and lets consumers hook up PVR capabilities on all the home's TVs via one piece...

NCTA calls for Cable 2002 technical paper summaries

October 29, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

NCTA is calling for summaries of proposed technical papers for Cable 2002 and for its 43rd volume of the conference series. The summaries, due Dec. 10, will be judged by NCTA's Engineering Committee members. Favored topics include advancements in digital and optical broadband technology, with "special interest" in broadband server architecture, national-scale distributed computer networking, tr...

Terayon contracts with two Canadian cablecos

October 29, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Terayon Communication Systems Inc. landed contracts with two Canadian cable operators for its DOCSIS 1.0-certified cable data system. Financial terms were undisclosed. Brooks Bay Cable of Port Alice, and Sunshine Communications of Grand Forks, both in British Columbia, began deployments of Terayon's BE 2000 and DOCSIS cable modems in September, says Terayon spokesman John Giddings.

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading