* In case you missed it before the Thanksgiving holiday: …
– RCN has become the latest cable MSO to submit a formal request (see story) to the FCC that the agency waive the July 1, 2007 deployment ban on digital set-tops with embedded security.
– According to panelists of a recent CED Webcast (see coverage), voice services will be among the first to leverage the emerging PacketCable 2.0 architecture, but the convergence of multiple services via myriad access networks is among its longer-term aims. An archive of this Webcast (“The urge to converge – Tearing down the service silos with PacketCable 2.0) is available. Registration is free.
* Huawei to build Versatel next-gen network
Huawei Technologies said Versatel has selected it to build an Internet Protocol (IP) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) based network. Versatel, a fixed network operator in Germany, has embarked on a comprehensive reconstruction and upgrade of its current networks.
Huawei will provide Versatel with its Quidway NetEngine series of high-end routers.