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Broadband Briefs for 11/14/08

Fri, 11/14/2008 - 7:00am

Cablevision launches international SVOD service
By Traci Patterson

Cablevision has launched Bollywood Hits On Demand, the company's first international subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service for iO TV digital cable customers.

Bollywood Hits On Demand gives iO customers unlimited access to a variety of South Asian films and music videos and includes the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind. It will be available for $9.95 per month.

More than 90 percent of Cablevision's 2.8 million iO TV customers are iO TV digital cable customers, but the service will also be available to any broadcast basic iO customers who have a digital cable set-top box.

Vecima launches WiMAX offering in U.S. market
By Mike Robuck

This week, Vecima Networks launched a 3.65 GHz WiMAX platform in the United States that it said brings broadband access to underserved rural areas.

Vecima’s 3.65 GHz VistaMAX base and subscriber stations, the latest additions to Vecima's VistaMAX family of WiMAX-compliant products, are certified by the Federal Communications Commission. Based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, the 3.65 GHz VistaMAX products offer operators the opportunity to reap the benefits of WiMAX while operating in a lightly licensed piece of spectrum, according to Vecima.

For a limited time, Vecima said it’s offering qualified wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in the United States the opportunity to evaluate the equipment in a 30-day trial.

AudioCodes intros VoIPerfectHD tech
By Traci Patterson

AudioCodes has introduced VoIPerfectHD, a high-definition (HD) VoIP technology.

HD VoIP, according to the company, delivers higher voice clarity, better intelligibility and richer sound, as well as a significantly improved user experience by doubling the audible voice spectrum.

AudioCodes plans to embed HD VoIP across its product portfolio throughout 2009. The company recently launched the HD VoIP IP Phone 300HD series.

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• Time Warner Cable announces $2B debt offering

• IPTV co-op chooses Moto MPEG-4 encoders

• Imake adds asset management for service providers

• Netflix tabs Peters as VP of partner product development

• Web tracker NebuAd sued over privacy claims

• Broadband Briefs for 11/14/08

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