Cable's competitive landscape--especially when it comes to the vendor community--is getting a little more tightly compacted with today's announcement that residential broadband infrastructure provider Calix has put in a $171 million bid to acquire triple play equipment vendor Occam Networks.
The announcement dovetails with Occam's announcement that it has expanded its Optical Network Terminal (ONT) products to "enable service providers to assist subscribers in the management of in-premise data networking and video distribution."
"By bringing ONTs into the home, maintenance and upgrades will no longer be limited by environmental issues like weather," said Juan Vela, director of solutions marketing and strategy at Occam.
The Calix-Occam combo is, a news release said, "could expedite the proliferation of advanced broadband services to both residential and business subscribers, including such services as high-speed Internet, IPTV, VoIP, Ethernet business services and other advanced broadband applications."
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