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Shaw Picks Ellacoya for IP Service Management
April 25, 2005
In a coup for Ellacoya Networks, Shaw Communications intends to use the vendor's broadband management system for IP service management. Shaw announced earlier today that it's deploying Ellacoya's IP Service Control System to manage service plans, application bandwidth and network policies for high-speed data subscribers. The management system will provide Shaw with greater information on subscriber and application usage, controls to manage network resources accordingly and tools to roll out new, differentiated services. Plans call for Canada's second largest MSO to install Ellacoya's e30 IP service switches in about 50 sites across the Shaw broadband network. Shaw said it picked Ellacoya because of the vendor's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for application detection and its system-wide reporting capability.
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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