Due to some incorrect information supplied from the vendor community, a DOCSIS modem silicon supplier was mistakenly matched with a set-top maker in a story that appeared in this space late last week.
Correctly, it should have stated that a digital set-top with on-board DOCSIS capabilities from Pace Micro Technology that is interoperable with a CMTS from BigBand Networks is using silicon from Texas Instruments, and not from Conexant Systems, as originally reported. A corrected version has been posted.
* BPL firm nets $25 M
BPL Global has scored $25 million in a “C” round of financing led by a Kuwaiti-based consortium.
BPL Global’s business is the formation of joint ventures with utilities and ISPs that aim to deliver data, voice (and eventually, video) over power lines.
* Level 3 gives Western Europe some backbone
Level 3 Communications has sealed a deal with EWE TEL GmbH of Germany to provide backbone services across Western Europe.
EWE TEL will tap a 10GigE LAN PHY provided by Level 3. The Germany-based provider has 300,000 customers overall and 30,000 business customers, and offers a range of mobile, private line, and dark fiber services.
* NCTA on the move
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has moved into its new digs at:
25 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-1413