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Broadband Briefs for 04/14/10

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 8:00am

TA invests in Aurora
By CED staff

Private equity firm TA Associates has acquired, through a secondary purchase from existing shareholders, a minority stake in Aurora Networks. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

“Cable operators continue to build and upgrade network infrastructure to counter increasingly competitive threats from telephone companies, satellite operators and Internet content providers,” said Kurt Jaggers, a managing director at TA Associates. “As a result, the addressable market for Aurora Networks’ products is large and growing. Given the rapid rise in bandwidth consumption and ever-increasing demand for enhanced products and greater broadband speeds, we anticipate continued significant growth for Aurora Networks.”

TA’s prior investments in the communications sector include FreeWave Technologies, Idea Cellular, MetroPCS Communications, Micromax Informatics, SBA Communications, Targusinfo, Teoco and Weather Investments.

Adobe grants Irdeto Flash Access 2.0 license
By CED staff

Content protection vendor Irdeto announced an alliance with Adobe Systems today to support Adobe’s Flash Access 2.0 content protection technology.

Today’s announcement built upon an existing relationship between the two companies and was designed to simplify and accelerate the secure delivery and monetization of online content for operators and service providers.

With the alliance, Irdeto’s Adobe Flash Access 2.0 license service will be available as a hosted service using Irdeto’s existing international data centers and infrastructure. Adobe will deploy Irdeto’s technology that speeds up and scales the delivery of licenses to mass-market audiences.

More Broadband Direct 4/14/10:
•  Charter projects that Q1 revenue will be up 4.5%
•  SCTE's SEMI project plans for greener pastures
•  FCC defends spectrum plan before broadcasters
•  Qualcomm to let phones record mobile TV shows
•  AT&T to deploy HD-SDI switch to distribute video
•  FairPoint blames fire for Maine Internet outages
•  AT&T rebrands self, shelves ad spat with Verizon
•  iPad gets streaming video; global launch delayed
•  Intel's profit nearly quadruples, IT spending strong
•  Time Warner Cable CEO gets $15.8M compensation
•  Broadband Briefs for 04/14/10

 

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