Bresnan Picks ARRIS E-MTAs for VoIP Rollout

Bresnan Picks ARRIS E-MTAs for VoIP Rollout

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

August 11, 2005

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Bresnan Picks ARRIS E-MTAs for VoIP Rollout

Bresnan Communications announced earlier this week that it has tapped ARRIS's embedded multimedia terminal adapters (E-MTAs) for its rollout of voice-over-IP (VoIP) service. The small MSO is using the ARRIS Touchstone TM402P E-MTA in its digital phone markets. Bresnan, which is introducing VoIP in its four-state region of the Rocky Mountains, said it selected the Touchstone TM402P because of its reliability and battery backup capabilities. The model comes with an integrated Lithium-Ion battery backup designed to provide service for up to 16 hours in case of an extended power outage. "Since many of our franchises are in smaller markets, it's vital that our customers' phones stay on in the case of an emergency or sustained power outage," said Lenny Higgins, Bresnan's senior vice president of advanced services.

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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