Adelphia Taps BigBand for Digital Simulcast & VoIP

Adelphia Taps BigBand for Digital Simulcast & VoIP

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

July 18, 2005

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Adelphia Taps BigBand for Digital Simulcast & VoIP

Adelphia Communications is getting into the digital simulcasting game, tapping BigBand Networks to convert its Los Angeles system to all-digital transmissions. The latest MSO to plunge into digital simulcasting, Adelphia is relying on BigBand's Broadband Multi-Service Routers (BMRs) and Broadband Real-Time Encoder (BTE) to make the necessary signal conversions. Adelphia thus joins Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators in launching digital simulcasts in at least one market. At the same time, Adelphia plans to use BigBand's Cuda cable modem termination system (CMTS) for voice over IP (VoIP) service launches. BigBand said the MSO is now testing Cuda and the vendor's FastFlow broadband provisioning manager in at least one market.

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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