Broadband Briefs for 01/08/08

Tue, 01/08/2008 - 5:55am

TWC names Miller VP, GM of system in Ohio
By Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable announced that Scott Miller was named VP and GM of operations for the Ohio division's south service area. He is responsible for the overall growth and service strategies for more than 370,000 customers in a 13-county territory.

Prior to his promotion, Miller served the Northeast Ohio division as VP of finance for the past eight years. He joined the company in 1987 as a financial analyst at TWC's National Division office.

Lexcom deploys Wave 7's Trident platform for triple-play 
By Mike Robuck

Earlier this week, Wave7 Optics announced that Lexcom  was deploying its Trident Universal Platform to provide triple-play services to its customers.

Lexcom, a communications provider based in Lexington, N.C., will use the Trident platform to provide RF and IP video, voice and data services to homes and businesses throughout its footprint. Lexcom is deploying the Trident7 as an "overlay" network to an existing telephony and HFC network serving parts of the city and Davidson County. Lexcom started the project in Q2 2007, with services ramping up in Q4 2007.

"The economics of the Trident7 system allows us to go all the way to the home with fiber, and Wave7's integrated RF return technology allows us to support all of our existing set-top boxes and any other SCTE- and DOCSIS-compatible set-top boxes," said Michael Smith, engineering manager at Lexcom. "We need a universal FTTH solution that will enable us to have a choice in the most cost-effective network configuration, depending on various factors, be it EPON, GPON or point-to-point."

JDSU buys Westover Scientific's fiber division
By Traci Patterson

JDSU has acquired the fiber division of Westover Scientific Inc. for $50 million in cash.

Westover Scientific, based near Seattle, designs and manufactures field and lab microscopes that detect dirt and other contaminants in fiber optic networks. Westover Scientific's products complement JDSU's existing fiber field and lab and production test portfolio and will be integrated into JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement (CommTest) business, JDSU said.

• Synacor powering Atlantic Broadband's online customer portal
By Traci Patterson

Atlantic Broadband has partnered with Synacor for the launch of a new online customer portal. Synacor will develop, power and manage the customer site.

The multimedia-enriched Web site gives the provider's subscribers access to videos, e-mail, Google search, their TV listings, Atlantic Broadband promotions and localized content from the home page, which can be personalized. Atlantic Broadband's high-speed data subscribers can access discounts and promotions for the provider's new HD VOD service via the portal for redemption offline.

Juniper's T-series routers chosen by Taiwanese telecom
By Traci Patterson

Juniper Networks' T-series core routers have been chosen by Chunghwa Telecom, a Taiwanese service provider, for the provider's build out of a unified IP core network.

The next-generation IP core will support Chunghwa Telecom's fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) strategy and its suite of advanced offerings, including fixed line, Internet access and mobile telecommunications services. The single IP core will also allow the telecom to launch new access technologies, including VoIP, fiber-to-the-building (FTTB), IP VPN and VOD.

Broadcom, Trolltech promise Linux VoIP phone platform
By Brian Santo

Broadcom and Trolltech are partnering on a multimedia-enabled VoIP development platform for IP phone manufacturers. The pair will combine the former's VoIP technology and the latter's upcoming Qtopia software for broadband devices. Qtopia is a software application platform and user interface for embedded Linux devices, optimized for Broadcom's VoIP processors and multimedia co-processor.

The software will support unified communications (UC) - including voice and video calls and visual messaging - as well as Web integration.

Verizon's FiOS services expand in N.Y., N.J.
By Traci Patterson

Verizon's FiOS TV service will soon hit the Long Island, N.Y., village of Bellerose thanks to a newly approved agreement authorizing the telco to offer the service. Ninety-four New York communities have approved video franchises for Verizon.

And Verizon's FiOS TV and Internet products are now available in parts of 11 Gloucester County communities in New Jersey, with more to come soon. Verizon now offers FiOS TV in nearly 270 New Jersey communities.

More Broadband Direct:

Comcast takes aim at more HD content 

EchoStar, Sling Media debut new products at CES 

Sprint lining up ducks for Xohm intro 

Quartics ramps up product demos at CES 

Loral hooks up with ViaSat for broadband satellite 

Qwest explores DSL channel bonding 

Broadband Briefs for 01/08/08



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