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Motorola to Purchase RiverDelta

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Motorola Inc. is buying RiverDelta Networks Inc., in a transaction valued at $300 million, subject to certain adjustments. According to the merger agreement, which is subject to various closing conditions, Motorola will acquire all of RiverDelta Networks' capital stock in exchange for shares of Motorola's common stock.

Scientific-Atlanta Receives @Home Approval for WebSTAR Cable Modem

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Scientific-Atlanta's WebSTAR DPX110 cable modem has received @Home level 2 approval from Excite@Home. WebSTAR modems have surpassed the 150,000 unit sales mark with shipments over the past several months in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. @Home Level 2 Approval confirms the successful integration, interoperability and provisioning of WebSTAR DPX110 within the Excite@Home DOCSIS ...

Pace Micro Technology Announces Extension of its IPTV Division

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Pace Micro Technology plc announced the extension of its Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) division into the U.S. Industry expert Philip Lonigro will head this new team as the director of product management. The new IPTV division, Americas is based in Pace's U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton and serves as an extension of Pace's existing IPTV division, led by Managing Director Andrew Clifforth, based in...

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IP Cable-Telephony Market to Reach $6.5B

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Although its rollout has taken longer than expected, the worldwide IP cable-telephony market is expected to increase from $1 billion in revenue in 2000 to more than $6.5 billion in 2005, according to a report released by Cahners In-Stat Group. The study, titled "Waiting for IP: Cable Telephony on Hold," also found that worldwide cable-telephony subscribers were expected to climb from 2.

RCN Launches ResiLink Service in New Markets

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

RCN Corp. recently launched ResiLink bundled communication services in Natick, Mass. and San Francisco's Mission District, giving the residents in both communities a competitive choice in local telephone, cable TV and high-speed cable modem Internet services. New subscribers can choose from four different Resilink bundled pricing plans, which offer various combinations of digital cable TV, ful...

WideOpenWest Unleashed to Buy Ameritech Systems

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

WideOpenWest recently announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for its proposed acquisition of the Ameritech New Media cable TV systems in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. With this grant, WideOpenWest may proceed with the acquisition without further FTC or Attorney General review.

Cablevision Selects Harmonic's NSG

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Cablevision Systems Corp. has selected the Harmonic Narrowcast Services Gateway (NSG) 8100 to support Cablevision's rollout of VOD throughout the New York metro area. The Cablevision launch, scheduled for later this year, will bring interactive services to the U.S.' largest cable system cluster. By reducing the cost-per-stream for delivering VOD, the NSG provides Cablevision a key enabling tec...

Study roundup: China's optical transport market; Americans on the Internet

August 30, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Another round from the number-crunchers: • A good 65 million American homes use the Internet, says Gartner Dataquest, an 8.4 million user jump since November 2000. Cable modem subscribers comprised more than 50 percent of online high-speed homes. "Cable providers are making a more concerted effort to sell cable modems, while the RBOCs, … have not taken up the cable TV challenge in t...

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More deals and appeals

August 30, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Shaw Cablesystems will launch more than 30 digital channels in September, but isn't sure how to package them. The company will give customers a free preview, it says, then decide on pricing or packaging options. In a call for opinions, Shaw says customers can go to its interactive survey at www.shaw.

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Excite dumped by Cox and Comcast; finds financial advisors

August 30, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

ExciteAtHome's financial saga continues today, with a formal termination notice from Cox and Comcast regarding their exclusivity agreement. The company also says it's retained an investment banking firm to help explore its options, even as it faces today's deadline to muster up $50 million for a couple of dunning investors.

Corning to cut 1,000 jobs in optical fiber plants

August 29, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Corning Inc. said yesterday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs from its fiber workforce by the end of this year. That brings Corning's total layoffs since the beginning of this year to 8,000, or 20 percent of its global workforce. Corning CFO James B. Flaws cites a sudden slowing in orders across all fiber product lines, and a need to match overall operations with the lower demand.

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Riverstone sues Tellabs for breach of contract

August 29, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Riverstone Networks Inc. filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Tellabs Inc., alleging Tellabs failed to fulfill a strategic agreement the two had. Tellabs sent Riverstone a letter earlier this week ending an alliance that was announced in November that prompted the lawsuit. A Tellabs spokeswoman says the Riverstone lawsuit was a response to one Tellabs filed against Riverstone Tuesday, all...

Judge: Landowners can reap fiber revenue

August 29, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Note to fiber companies: Don't be thinking you can just railroad those landowners. A federal judge just approved a class action settlement allowing 50,000 landowners in 15 states to get a piece of an effort to lay fiber through their properties. The settlement stems from a fiber optic project by railroader Norfolk Southern Corp.

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TiVo closes $51.8M private placement

August 28, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

TiVo Inc. closed a terms-heavy private placement of $51.75 million of convertible debt and warrants to accredited investors, it says. The deal includes the $51.75 million in convertible senior notes at a 7 percent interest rate, due in 2006. TiVo says the notes are convertible at any time for common stock at $6.

More news to potentially use

August 28, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Motorola Inc.'s Broadband Communications Sector will use Lineo's Embedix Digital Media core as its initial Linux operating system software. Motorola will use the software in its DCT-5000 set-top boxes. … Cygnet Technologies Inc. partnered with Protel Services Inc. on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal to provide broadband equipment and services to Department of Defense lodging faciliti...

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