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AT&T Wins Statewide Cable Television Franchise in Ohio

American telecom giant, AT&T Inc., has become the first provider to win a statewide license to offer pay-TV services, under the terms of Ohio’s new statewide cable franchising legislation.

The regulatory authorization was granted on November 7, for a term of ten years. It covers all 192 of AT&T’s telephone exchange areas in the state.

AT&T has already launched its U-verse fiber-optic television service in 38 Ohio communities in Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Lake counties, under local cable franchises. A further nine communities in Union, Delaware, and Franklin counties will soon be added to this list, the company noted in its statewide franchise application.

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Business, Regulation, Telecom Services, Television | , , | Leave a comment

Avaya Selects Broadcom’s VoIP Chips to Power IP Deskphones

Enterprise telecom equipment maker, Avaya, has decided to use Broadcom’s VoIP chips in two of its award-winning lines of one-X Deskphone IP telephones.

Avaya’s 9600-series one-X Deskphones will leverage Broadcom’s most advanced VoIP solutions to deliver full-featured IP phones for enterprise customers, while the company’s 1600-series models will utilize a lower-end Broadcom VoIP solution to deliver cost-efficient IP communications functionality and satisfy a variety of business needs.

“Broadcom’s expansive VoIP portfolio and unique integration capabilities helped us to quickly build an entire line of IP phones for a variety of enterprise and small business customers,” commented the director of Avaya’s Communications Appliances Division, Paul Weismantel. “As more small businesses transition to IP telephony and their larger companies deploy Gigabit IP networks, our Avaya one-X Deskphone line will serve the broad needs of each of these growing markets.”

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Telephone, VoIP | , , | Leave a comment

Wireless Services Drive 46% Increase in Bell Canada Profit

Canada’s biggest telephone provider, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., reported a 46% increase in third-quarter profit yesterday, boosted by the back-to-school cell phone rush.

The company’s net income came in at $440 million, or $0.50/share, compared to $302 million, or $0.36/share, in the same period a year earlier. Revenue climbed 2% to $4.49 billion, driven by an 8% jump in wireless revenue.

BCE managed to expand its wireless customer base by 137,000 users, by releasing several advanced new mobile handsets, including Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 8830 email device, which features web and music capability.

“I think it was a very strong quarter for us,” commented Bell Mobility president, Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility, who believes that these results will please the private equity investors who recently agreed to purchase BCE’s operations.

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Business, Corporate, Telecom Services, Wireless | , , | Leave a comment