Broadband Briefs for 12/15/09

Tue, 12/15/2009 - 7:00am

• Lightpath network based on Tellabs’ gear
By Brian Santo

Cablevision’s Optimum Lightpath acknowledged that equipment vendor Tellabs has been a strategic partner in building the service provider’s optical network in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

Christopher Rabii, senior vice president of technical operations for Optimum Lightpath, said, "With Tellabs as our strategic partner, we have capitalized on their innovative optical platform and combined the expertise of our teams to build out a unique network that meets our customers' needs for high-bandwidth, low-latency services."

Mark Pashan, vice president and general manager of transport products for Tellabs, said:  "Businesses can save millions of dollars with low-latency services, because it takes less time for a packet to get from one end of the network to the other. When you handle large financial transactions, every millisecond counts."

• Working Group to develop IEEE P1904.1
By Traci Patterson

The IEEE Standards Association has announced the approval of a new Working Group that will develop a new communications standard, IEEE P1904.1, "Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON)."

The Working Group will be formed within the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), which has sponsored the project. The specs developed will complement the existing IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.1 standards, which ensure interoperability at the physical layer and data link layer.

The Working Group expects to hold its first meeting in early 2010. All parties interested in participating in the P1904.1 project are encouraged to visit the SIEPON Working Group Web site.

More Broadband Direct 12/15/09:
•  Comcast's online video service launches
•  CE biggies back yet another networking scheme
•  FCC seeking to close programming access loophole
•  TWC ratchets up 'Get Tough' initiative with new ads
•  Verizon taps into Wi-Fi hotspot network
•  Nexus One gets FCC OK on GSM bands
•  Verizon debuts self-help tool for video service
•  Dinallo joins ADB
•  Best Buy's Q3 profit up; co. sees slimmer margins
•  Samsung Electronics shuffles management team
•  AT&T, labor union reach tentative contract deal
•  Broadband Briefs for 12/15/09

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