Alcatel, ADC alliance to offer high-capacity service over cable

Alcatel (Malverne, PA) and ADC (Minneapolis, MN) have agreed in principle to an alliance that seeks to bring international Multiple System Operators (MSOs) quick and cost-effective cable telephony solutions that can compete with

Alcatel (Malverne, PA) and ADC (Minneapolis, MN) have agreed in principle to an alliance that seeks to bring international Multiple System Operators (MSOs) quick and cost-effective cable telephony solutions that can compete with traditional service providers. The collaboration will include Alcatel's 1570BB optical CATV distribution system and ADC's Homeworx cable telephony system that delivers high-capacity service over hybrid fiber/coax networks.

The two companies are demonstrating their combined solutions at this week's CeBit 2000 in Hannover, Germany, where they are working on a binding agreement for the alliance. (www.alcatel.com; www.adc.com)

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