Revenue from the small business market for VoDSL will soon explode at a compound annual growth rate of 156 percent, from $169 million in 2001 to $7.2 billion in 2005, according to a new report by Research First Consulting, "Enriching the Broadband Offering: The Small Business Voice over DSL Opportunity.
Shai Adler has been named CEO, and Laks Sampath has been appointed director of product management at APPower! In his role as CEO, Adler will be responsible for securing additional capital financing and managing the overall organization. Most recently, Adler was CEO and co-founder of Hypernix Technologies Ltd.
Teligent Chair and CEO Alex Mandl stepped down, the company reports today. Likewise, its creditors extended its due date and IDT picked up 33.7 percent interest in the company from Liberty Media. Teligent will divide Mandl's responsibilities between IDT execs: Yoav Krill, managing director of IDT's European division, will be COO and acting CEO of Teligent.
Wary of a NorthPoint-like scenario, bondholders sent a stern message to Covad Communications Group Inc., reminding the company of its fiduciary obligations, a legal firm reports. Eyeing the company's estimated $600 million in cash on its books and its $450 million expected loss this year, an organized committee Friday sent a letter to directors and officers, advising them of their obligations t...
Liberate Technologies and Intertainer will partner on a program that allows entertainment-on-demand service over existing networks. The agreement combines products, and sales and marketing efforts, and is intended to streamline EOD's deployment, the two report. Intertainer will integrate its VOD application and EOD services with Liberate's TV Platform software for basic and advanced digital set...
C-COR.net merged with MobileForce Technologies Inc. on Friday — C-COR.net's fifth merger in two years. MobileForce software applications will be offered as part of a suite of operations management solutions under C-COR.net's Broadband Management Services, the company reports. C-COR.net will acquire MobileForce for a total $20 million in cash and assumption of its debt, with a potential $13.
Corning Inc. reported a 47 percent increase in pro forma profits, but it cut its 2001 earnings guidance by 30 cents a share and will have eliminated 4,300 jobs by the end of April. Sales of $1.9 billion were up 26 percent, after acquisition costs, and optical fiber volume grew by 25 percent, Corning reports.
More players stepped into the HR1542 fray, hoping to sway Congress on whether or not DSL should be covered under the '96 Telecom Act. CompTel, a communications industry association, issued a statement urging Congress to scrap the Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001, aka the Tauzin-Dingell bill.
So what's the deal with Lucent Technologies and Alcatel? Will Alcatel's be the winning bid for Lucent's optical division? Or will they merely merge? Alcatel Chairman Serge Tchuruk reportedly has said the company has bid for the division. "We are not commenting," Lucent spokeswoman Mary Ward told CEDaily, when asked if the company was taking bids.
Liberate debuted its Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 authoring toolset, which will be made available for free to registered PopTV partners through its Web site. The toolset promises to speed application development and extends the power of the Liberate TV Producer authoring line to the basic digital set-top box environment, including Motorola's DCT-2000 boxes, Liberate reports.
Nortel Networks issued a raft of deal announcements locally and in China. A deal with Minerva Networks will allow the two to co-market and implement broadband IP video solutions and systems allowing businesses and service providers to offer bundled data, voice and video services. The video network architecture combines Minerva's IP Headend for subscriber management, media aggregation and distri...
Key broadband factions squared off yesterday during hearings on HR1542, The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001. With the bill, argued yesterday to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Baby Bells seek to eliminate linesharing provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which requires the Bells to open their lines to competition.
Time Warner Cable and Juno Online Service Inc. agreed to provide Juno's Express Internet access service over TWC's cable systems. Both companies can market the service independently. Subject to FTC approval, the agreement is a prelude to offering broadband to Juno customers as they become ready for it, Juno spokesman Gary Baker tells CEDaily.
Korea Thrunet Co. Ltd. will distinguish its Internet access services from corporate ones by a rebranding campaign, including changing the division's name to Multiplus. Thrunet Services was too often confused with its corporate identity, Korea Thrunet reports. The new name will cover any existing and future broadband Internet services the company has, including Thrunet's planned three service gr...
ViaCast Networks Inc. just launched its IP-Companion satellite receiver/routers that feature 8PSK modulation technology. The product is intended to help reduce recurring satellite costs, the company reports. The company combines its Turbo Code software and hardware with its Maestro Network Management Software to make the transition from legacy satellite networks to the 8PSK modulation.