Broadband users most want virus protection (68 percent) and firewall applications (67 percent), followed distantly by Internet telephony, instant messaging and streaming audio (46 percent to 50 percent), according to a study commissioned by BroadJump Inc. and conducted by Boston Research Group. The study polled 1,000 residential Internet users — 600 who use such broadband as DSL, cable an...
Scientific-Atlanta (S-A) has purchased all of the outstanding shares of PowerTV not already owned by S-A. Due to the absence of a public market for PowerTV shares under current market conditions, a tender offer was made to provide liquidity to PowerTV employees and other PowerTV shareholders. S-A currently holds approximately 85 percent of the outstanding shares of PowerTV (more than 81.
Internet Home Alliance, a non-profit association of high-tech consumer companies formed to enhance consumers' understanding and adoption of the Internet lifestyle, recently announced the results of a custom survey that addressed consumers' attitudes toward connected homes. Results of the survey reveal 42 percent of U.
EarthLink has launched EarthLink Home Networking, its new wired and wireless home-networking service. The service provides EarthLink broadband subscribers with co-branded versions of 2Wire Inc.'s HomePortal 100 and HomePortal 1000 residential gateways, and full home-network support. EarthLink Home Networking allows users to link their computers and peripherals onto a single, shared network.
The Broadband Wireless Internet Forum (BWIF) is in the process of reviewing proposals from major technical labs to test equipment for the wireless transmission of high-speed voice, data and video. Manufacturers will submit their equipment to the laboratory selected by BWIF for testing, and if the equipment meets stringent requirements established by the Forum, the manufacturers will then be ent...
Revenue from the small business market for VoDSL will soon explode at a compound annual growth rate of 156 percent, from $169 million in 2001 to $7.2 billion in 2005, according to a new report by Research First Consulting, "Enriching the Broadband Offering: The Small Business Voice over DSL Opportunity.
Shai Adler has been named CEO, and Laks Sampath has been appointed director of product management at APPower! In his role as CEO, Adler will be responsible for securing additional capital financing and managing the overall organization. Most recently, Adler was CEO and co-founder of Hypernix Technologies Ltd.
Teligent Chair and CEO Alex Mandl stepped down, the company reports today. Likewise, its creditors extended its due date and IDT picked up 33.7 percent interest in the company from Liberty Media. Teligent will divide Mandl's responsibilities between IDT execs: Yoav Krill, managing director of IDT's European division, will be COO and acting CEO of Teligent.
Wary of a NorthPoint-like scenario, bondholders sent a stern message to Covad Communications Group Inc., reminding the company of its fiduciary obligations, a legal firm reports. Eyeing the company's estimated $600 million in cash on its books and its $450 million expected loss this year, an organized committee Friday sent a letter to directors and officers, advising them of their obligations t...
Liberate Technologies and Intertainer will partner on a program that allows entertainment-on-demand service over existing networks. The agreement combines products, and sales and marketing efforts, and is intended to streamline EOD's deployment, the two report. Intertainer will integrate its VOD application and EOD services with Liberate's TV Platform software for basic and advanced digital set...
C-COR.net merged with MobileForce Technologies Inc. on Friday — C-COR.net's fifth merger in two years. MobileForce software applications will be offered as part of a suite of operations management solutions under C-COR.net's Broadband Management Services, the company reports. C-COR.net will acquire MobileForce for a total $20 million in cash and assumption of its debt, with a potential $13.
Corning Inc. reported a 47 percent increase in pro forma profits, but it cut its 2001 earnings guidance by 30 cents a share and will have eliminated 4,300 jobs by the end of April. Sales of $1.9 billion were up 26 percent, after acquisition costs, and optical fiber volume grew by 25 percent, Corning reports.
More players stepped into the HR1542 fray, hoping to sway Congress on whether or not DSL should be covered under the '96 Telecom Act. CompTel, a communications industry association, issued a statement urging Congress to scrap the Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001, aka the Tauzin-Dingell bill.
So what's the deal with Lucent Technologies and Alcatel? Will Alcatel's be the winning bid for Lucent's optical division? Or will they merely merge? Alcatel Chairman Serge Tchuruk reportedly has said the company has bid for the division. "We are not commenting," Lucent spokeswoman Mary Ward told CEDaily, when asked if the company was taking bids.
Liberate debuted its Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 authoring toolset, which will be made available for free to registered PopTV partners through its Web site. The toolset promises to speed application development and extends the power of the Liberate TV Producer authoring line to the basic digital set-top box environment, including Motorola's DCT-2000 boxes, Liberate reports.