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SDV Deployment Snapshot II

With Charter Communications Inc. announcing a switched digital video (SDV) deployment plan for the Los Angeles area with BigBand Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: BBND) on Monday, I thought it was high time to freshen up our list of deployment information. After all, we took our first stab at this back in late August. (See SDV Deployment Snapshot.)

Table 1: SDV Contracts, Deployments, and Planned Deployments
 MSO    Market*   Primary SDV Vendor(s)   Digital Cable Platform  
Cablevision Systems Corp. New York systems BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Charter Communications Los Angeles-area systems (Malibu, Burbank, Glendale)** BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Cox Communications Northern Virginia BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Cox Communications Orange County, Calif. BigBand Networks Motorola
Cox Communications Phoenix, Ariz. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Comcast Corp. Denver, Colo. (technology trial) C-COR, Motorola, Harmonic*** Motorola
Comcast Corp. Cherry Hill, N.J. (technology trial) Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Albany, N.Y. Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Austin, Texas BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Binghamton, N.Y. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Columbia, S.C. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Green Bay, Wis. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Greensboro, N.C. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Kansas City, Mo. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Milwaukee, Wis. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Carolina North Carolina systems (Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington) Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Oceanic (Hawaii) Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Ohio systems Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Portland, Maine BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Rochester, N.Y. Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable San Diego, Calif. Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta
Time Warner Cable Syracuse, N.Y. BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
Videotron**** Quebec, Canada BigBand Networks Scientific Atlanta
* Vendor(s) selected. Deployment, installation status varies by market.
** Trials slated for fourth quarter 2007; deployment expected to follow in early 2008.
*** Comcast has also selected Arris as an edge QAM vendor for SDV but has not announced where or when it plans to test or deploy it.
**** Deployment, vendor selection not yet announced by vendor and/or cable operator.

Source: The companies and Cable Digital News research.




Here's a quick list if you'd like to read up on some of these SDV-related developments:

Know of anything that should be added to our SDV deployment and trial list? If so, just drop me a line.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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