Motorola Broadband Communications Sector and Loudcloud Inc. have picked up
cable-data deals with Cox Communications Inc. and Cablevision Systems Corp.,
Cox will roll out Motorola's broadband-service routers in Las Vegas, a market
where the MSO self-provisions cable-modem subscribers and doesn't rely
on Excite@Home Corp. Motorola's BSRs will enable Cox to offer multitiered
bandwidth services to residents and businesses.
The Motorola 'BSR64000s' are Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
1.0-qualified and can handle DOCSIS 1.1-based services and applications.
The BSRs can detect channel degradation and intelligently switch to better
radio-frequency spectrum, ensuring that high-priority traffic receives first
preference and providing RF redundancy.
Cablevision's eMedia Group, which handles the company's 30 Web sites, will
use Loudcloud's Web-management services for operational support.
'The Loudcloud partnership allows us to expand on the opportunity to use the
Internet as a channel to deliver compelling content and service to our
customers,' eMedia senior vice president Brian Sweeney said in a prepared
Loudcloud was founded by former Netscape Communications Corp. founder Marc
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