Broadband Briefs for 6/12/07
* FTC grants Terayon early termination
Terayon Communication Systems Inc. has been granted, by the FTC, early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 (as amended), in connection with the merger agreement between Terayon and Motorola Inc. Completion of the transaction is expected during Q2 or Q3, and it remains subject to customary closing conditions.
* Ambit’s wireless EMTA ready to go
Ambit Microsystems’ wireless EMTA has been approved for deployment in North America.
The wireless EMTA contains all of the features of Ambit’s cable router, wireless gateway and residential EMTA products, allowing cable operators to deliver a variety of services via one device.
* Verizon’s FiOS TV expands in Mass.
Verizon’s FiOS TV service is now available to consumers in the Massachusetts communities of Franklin, Lawrence and Southborough, some 16,500 households.
The addition brings to 44 the number of communities in the state where FiOS TV service is offered, and the company is negotiating with about 20 others. Verizon will be competing with Comcast and Charter Communications in the area.
As a participant in the MEF, Vyyo will work with the group’s membership to develop Ethernet-based solutions, particularly for the delivery of telecom-quality T1 over cable system operators’ HFC networks.
* Ciena launches FlexSelect 40G Shelf
Ciena Corp. has released its FlexSelect 40G Shelf, a universal solution to transition metro, regional, long-haul and ultra long-haul networks to 40 Gbps while providing a migration path for 100G networking.
The shelf enables in-service upgrades of granular 40G wavelengths alongside existing 10G wavelengths.