Subscribe to CED Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Broadband Direct

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

Next Level extends Bell Canada contract

October 22, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Telco Bell Canada wants to expand its bundled data and video service offering, and has extended an existing contract with Next Level Communications Inc. to make it happen. Under the terms of the three-year contract extension, Bell Canada will use Next Level's Full Service Access Platform broadband access equipment to continue the rollout of data and video services to apartments and condominiums...

CinemaNow scores on-demand goal

October 22, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Attention hockey fans, has teamed with CinemaNow Inc. to deliver on-demand hockey highlights. The on-demand service gives hockey fans access to streaming video highlights from almost every NHL game, classic NHL moments, previews of titles from the NHL Home Video library and a behind-the-scenes look at NHL teams and players.

Time Warner Cable expands digital options in Austin

October 22, 2002 8:00 pm | by Kirk Ladendorf | Comments

Copyright 2002 Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Copyright 2002 Austin American-Statesman Austin American-Statesman…10/22/2002 From LexisNexis Time Warner Cable has begun to offer another service for Austin-area customers: digital video program recording that takes place inside the cable set-top control box.


Study: Wireless ISPs to invest $1B in broadband

October 22, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Next year may be the year for broadband wireless, one analysis says. Wireless ISPs plan to spend $1.1 billion on broadband wireless products and services over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new research study conducted by BWE Research Services, the research arm of Broadband Wireless Exchange Inc.

Flynn-Ripley named Stargus CEO

October 21, 2002 8:00 pm | by Karen Brown | Comments

Road Runner alumna Meredith Flynn-Ripley has taken over the reins as president and CEO of cable network management provider Stargus Inc. She replaces Russ Stephens, who recently left the company to pursue other interests. A former MediaOne Group exec, Flynn-Ripley helped start up the Road Runner high-speed Internet service, and served as vice president of corporate development there for several...

NDS, DirecTV trade punches over conditional access tech

October 21, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

One thing is for certain in the conditional access technology sector for DBS receivers: lawyers on all sides are getting paid. The latest legal barb was launched today by NDS Limited, the technology unit of media monolith News Corp., against North American DBS provider DirecTV Inc. NDS filed the countersuit in response to a suit DirecTV initiated last September in U.

DSL a bright spot for BellSouth

October 21, 2002 8:00 pm | by Matt Stump | Comments

DSL was one of the lone bright spots in the third-quarter earnings call from BellSouth Corp., as the telco added 121,000 subscribers, a more than 50 percent jump over last year's 82,000 additions and second quarter 2002's 74,000. BellSouth chief financial officer Ron Dykes said the company is taking 40 percent to 50 percent broadband market share in the company's DSL markets.

Nortel to deploy PacketCable telephony in Spain

October 21, 2002 8:00 pm | by Roger Brown | Comments

Spanish cable operator TeleCable de Asturias has chosen Nortel Networks to upgrade its existing telecommunications infrastructure to a converged voice and data network that conforms to CableLabs' PacketCable specification. Under terms of the deal, Nortel will assist TeleCable's migration from its existing cable network to a high-performance optical backbone, leveraging voice-over-IP technology ...


EchoStar, Hughes revise merger plan

October 21, 2002 8:00 pm | by Sallie Hofmeister | Comments

Copyright 2002 / Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times…10/22/2002 In an effort to save their proposed $ 18-billion satellite-TV merger, EchoStar Communications Corp. and Hughes Electronics Corp. filed a revised plan Monday with federal regulators that will clear the way for new competition, said people familiar with the filing.

TComLabs slates IPCablecom interop event

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Roger Brown | Comments

The European version of packet telephony over cable TV networks will get its first tryout during the first IPCablecom interoperability event, slated to occur Jan. 6-10, 2003 at the tComLabs facility in Ghent, Belgium. This inaugural event will focus on IPCablecom, Europe's version of the PacketCable specification.

Cable outlines common operating standards

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

In response to pressure being applied by Wall Street and as part of an effort to regain investor confidence in the cable sector, almost a dozen MSOs pledged support of new voluntary guidelines for consistent operating statistics. The guidelines, established with the support of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), are outlined as follows: • The identification of ...

Cisco, ADC score CMTS deals

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. and ADC Telecommunications both announced cable deals for their respective cable modem termination system (CMTS) products Monday. Cisco said Charter Communications Inc. has selected the vendor's DOCSIS 1.1-qualified uBR10012 CMTS in anticipation that the MSO will serve more than 1 million cable subscribers by year-end 2002.

MidStream taps cable vets for tech board

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Video-on-demand start-up MidStream Technologies has formed a new technical advisory board comprised of several cable industry veterans. The disclosed members are: • Technical Advisory Board Chairman Stephen Dukes, president and CEO of Imaginary Universes LLC. Dukes has held several executive positions at top MSOs during this more than 26-year engineering career, including positions at Med...

Old is new with ReplayTV 5000 series

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

Hard-drive video recorders were supposed to revolutionize the way we watch TV, remember? But since the initial hype for digital video recorders (DVRs) began to wane, and the early adopters gobbled up all of the first iterations of DVR boxes, device makers in the space have struggled to create solid business models that will profitably bring the technology into more of the mainstream.

Consumer Groups: FCC uses wrong standard to measure subscribers

October 20, 2002 8:00 pm | by Brigitte Greenberg | Comments

Copyright 2002 Warren Publishing, Inc. Communications Daily…10/21/2002 As clock ticks nearer to 180-day mark on proposed merger of AT&T Broadband and Comcast, coalition of consumer groups is challenging FCC's standard in determining subscriber numbers. "Recent disclosures of questionable subscriber counts and even outright fraud by multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) d...


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