Modem Media is completing a plan to help it reduce expenses. First the company is laying off what will amount to 10 percent of its workforce. This includes closing its Tokyo, Japan office and transitioning its clients to the company's Hong Kong office. The company expects to take a one-time, pre-tax charge of approximately $3 million in the first quarter of 2001 and reduce its ongoing operating...
Kingston Technology and Infinilink are combining their technologies to deliver DSL products to meet the increasing demands of broadband users. The companies say that by combining Kingston's manufacturing with Infinilink's broadband technology, the partners will be able to offer customers a product that is both compatible and offers shorter installation times and savings.
Hybrid Networks has introduced the ThruWAVE Wireless Broadband Router. The router is single-carrier with multiple modulation schemes that enable fixed broadband wireless service providers to increase their customer capacity and coverage by offering near-line-of-sight (NLOS) capabilities. The ThruWAVE router supports QPSK, 16 -QAM and 64-QAM modulation schemes and interleaving options that impr...
Emperative announced last month that Cox Communications is using its software as the foundation for automated activation of cable modem subscribers. Specifically, in its middle-America cable system, Cox has deployed Emperative's ProvEn provisioning engine and Cable Modem Express, new software announced separately last month.
WorldGate unveiled in January product enhancements for its interactive television applications. The newest version of the WorldGate Interactive Service will be deployed during the first quarter of 2001, and includes two upgrades to WorldGate's overall product, along with an entirely new feature, making it a more dynamic service to users.
Telecommunications Reports International has reported high growth for both the DSL market and the online market as a whole. While DSL access was slow to take off, it ended the year with tremendous strength, according to fourth quarter 2000 results from TR's Online Census. The main area of growth in the fourth quarter comes in DSL access, with more than 2.
With the launch of its newly-created Customer Care Center (CCC) in February, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) members can now take advantage of a staff fully dedicated to providing member services. The CCC is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. The CCC's toll-free number is (800) 542-5040.
RCN Corp. has introduced its bundled communications service offerings to seven additional suburbs of Philadelphia: Sharon Hill, Glenolden, Collingdale, Norwood, Prospect Park, Ridley Park and Upper Darby. Residents in these seven Delaware County communities are now able to sign up for RCN's Resilink bundles, which offer various combinations of RCN cable, telephone and high-speed Internet for a...
SOHOware previewed its new BroadGuard secure cable/DSL router in January. BroadGuard, which includes a 10/100 Mbps autosensing switch to boost performance, features one of the industry's most comprehensive Internet security solutions for residential, telecommuting and small office/home office broadband connectivity applications, according to the company.
Qwest Communications International announced last month that it had been awarded a new $100 million agreement to construct and support high-speed local area broadband networks that will provide Internet access to Arizona's 228 public school districts. Qwest will also manage every aspect of the project and provide a wide range of services, including network consulting, architecture design, maint...
Com21 has signed a volume purchase agreement with Comcast Online Communications, a division of Comcast Cable Communications. Comcast's agreement to purchase additional quantities of DOXport 1110 cable modems follows a previous fourth quarter 2000 purchase of Com21's latest offering. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
WideOpenWest will use DemandVideo Corp.'s turnkey video-on-demand (VOD) solution to provide customers with immediate access to on-demand entertainment, under the terms of a recent agreement. WideOpenWest is building fiber optic broadband networks through several Western cities, offering residential customers competitive cable TV, VOD, high-speed Internet and low-cost telephone services.
OpenTV and Mixed Signals Technologies (MST) are partnering to jointly market the combination of MST's interactive TV services and tools with OpenTV's enhanced TV platform. This partnership highlights the growing numbers of developers involved in the creation of interactive content for interactive television services that run on the OpenTV platform.
PowerTV has announced agreements with four computer printer manufacturers to capitalize on the escalating consumer demand for printing Internet e-mail via interactive TV. The agreement calls for PowerTV to develop the architecture, technical requirements and implementation plan to support printer hardware
Tellabs will acquire Future Networks for $181 million in cash, enabling Tellabs to provide cable operators with a multi-services solution based on Internet Protocol. Tellabs has more than 1.3 million lines deployed in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The Cablespan system delivers voice, data and video to homes using a single connection to a cable network.