Broadband Briefs for 7/20/06
* Cedar Point to demo SAFARI for university market
Cedar Point Communications will demonstrate campus and institutional applications of its SAFARI C³ Multimedia Switching System at the ACUTA conference for communications technology professionals in higher education July 23-27 in San Diego. Cedar Point will show how SAFARI C³'s single-unit design can migrate campus networks to IP-based telephony services, provide a seamless solution for disaster recovery, and can accommodate the anticipated need for fixed-mobile convergence applications. In addition CPC will be showing Unified Communications and Contact Center applications with Interactive Intelligence.
* Siemens takes its props for Cablevision VoIP success
Yesterday Cablevision Systems announced it has signed up one million VoIP subscribers. Siemens Communications is seizing the opportunity to remind everyone that Cablevision is using its SURPASS IP-based softswitch. Each SURPASS unit has the capacity to support up to 150,000 subscribers. Other customers for the switch include Shaw Cable in Canada; Multimedios in Mexico; and UPC, Com Hem, Casema and Essent in Europe.
* AT&T cuts deal with Pavlov Media
AT&T entered a three-year, $2.4 million voice and data contract with Pavlov Media ("you'll salivate over our triple play!" Just kidding. - ed.) to provide Internet services to multi-dwelling university communities. Pavlov Media operates in 27 states and 119 properties and transports satellite television, telephone and high-speed Internet services to more than 50,000 subscribers.
* Rogers Cable celebrates its one-millionth digital customer
Rogers Cable Communications said it signed up its one-millionth Digital Cable customer in June. The company awarded its one-millionth customer with a Sony Entertainment system valued at $10,000 and a one-year free subscription to Rogers Digital Cable.