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SBC Picks S-A for IPTV Infrastructure

SBC Picks S-A for IPTV Infrastructure

Alan Breznick

March 31, 2005

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SBC Picks S-A for IPTV Infrastructure

Scientific-Atlanta announced a multi-year deal today with SBC Communications to provide the IP video infrastructure for the telco's new fiber-rich network. Under the agreement, S-A will design, build and activate the IP video super hub offices, hub offices and video operations center for SBC's Project Lightspeed network. S-A will also provide video encoders and its element manager system for the SBC network, which will be able to deliver video, voice and data services to 18 million homes in the Bell's 13-state area. The move by SBC comes five months after Verizon Communications, which is ambitiously building its own fiber-rich network to deliver all three services, inked a digital set-top deal with Motorola. That multi-year pact also calls for Motorola to provide video network infrastructure equipment, project integration and operational services to Verizon.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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