It must be in the air. Alopa Networks, wanting to be all things to all MSOs, has signed its third deal with a cable equipment provider. This time Alopa has successfully wooed RiverDelta Networks.
The fruit of this union will provide MSOs with an integrated open-access solution for DOCSIS 1.1 broadband networks. Alopa's MetaServ works with RiverDelta's DOCSIS 1.1 compatible equipment to help service providers roll out differentiated multiple services that subscribers self-activate and then customize with their own service plan.
"While the cable MSOs capture the video services market with ease, achieving and growing revenues from data and voice services will require the infrastructure to bundle all services, making it cost effective to compete with the telcos," Peter Szalay, vice president, business development for Alopa, tells CEDaily. "Alopa offers a platform for the creation and delivery of these value-added services across multiple equipment and media in an open access environment."
"The cable market is evolving quickly from being a video only conduit to a multi-vendor, multi-service delivery vehicle," said Jeffery Walker, vice president of RiverDelta, in a statement. "The availability of DOCSIS 1.1 network equipment will accelerate the introduction of a new and advanced services because MSOs will have much greater control over all of the various services they can deliver."