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On the Same Wavelength?

Jeff Baumgartner
6/26/2008

PHILADELPHIA -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- Two rival cable vendors -- Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) -- said Wednesday they have submitted a "joint proposal" to the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Technical Committee for supporting multi-wavelength optical networks. Among the goals: to develop common standards and to reduce equipment costs.

Sounds good. But the official announcement was long on hype, short on substance. Oh, and plenty of jargon.

"With the wide variety of solutions being offered across the supplier community, Arris and Cisco believe these technical criteria will help ensure that operators will receive, robust, reliable and cost effective system solutions," the companies noted, adding that more info about the project would be available to anyone who just happned to stop by their respective booths here in Philadelphia at the Cable-Tec Expo.

We've supposed to pop by the Cisco booth today, so we'll try to get a better sense of what this is about and fill you in on those details.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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