REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network platforms for video, voice and data services, today announced that its hardware and software infrastructure is being tested by Adelphia Communications Corporation (OTC: ADELQ) for VoIP (voice over IP) service launches. The operator is using the BigBand Cuda(R) CMTS (cable modem termination system) to route and process signals, and BigBand FastFlow(R) broadband provisioning manager to establish and manage subscriber voice accounts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050330/NYW056LOGO ) "BigBand Cuda and BigBand FastFlow have been proven solutions for Adelphia Communications' high speed data services, and we have confidence in their providing the reliability, scalability and functionality required to deliver VoIP to our subscribers," said Adelphia CTO Marwan Fawaz. A DOCSIS 2.0 qualified platform, the BigBand Cuda CMTS is designed to maximize reliability of delivering VoIP and other real-time content through features like a passive backplane that automatically switches to redundant resources when required and robust RF signaling for delivery in multiple plant conditions. BigBand FastFlow is designed to detect the presence and configuration of subscriber devices, including media terminal adapters used to access VoIP, and automatically provide required configuration data within operator information systems, limiting the potential for errors through manual data entry. "Adelphia's selection of the BigBand platforms for VoIP underscores the operator's emergence as a cable industry technology leader," said Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, president and CEO of BigBand Networks. "Adelphia is taking advantage of the BigBand Cuda's robustness and BigBand FastFlow's intelligent functionality to enhance cost effectiveness and subscriber satisfaction from VoIP." ABOUT BIGBAND NETWORKS BigBand Networks, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and supports platforms for broadband multimedia services. These platforms are built on open technologies uniquely capable of communicating and processing video, voice and data for best delivery throughout networks. As a result, network operators can cost-effectively expand revenue-generating offerings of rich content and advanced, interactive services. Services supported by BigBand Networks' platforms include high-speed data, voice over IP, digital broadcast television, HDTV, transport of high quality video, local advertising, VOD and iTV. The company's customers include seven of the top ten North American cable operators. BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, CA. For more information on BigBand Networks, please visit http://www.bigbandnet.com. About Adelphia Adelphia Communications Corporation (OTC: ADELQ) is the fifth-largest cable television company in the country. It serves customers in 31 states and Puerto Rico, and offers analog and digital video services, high-speed Internet access and other advanced services over Adelphia's broadband networks. BigBand Networks, Cuda, FastFlow and other brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of BigBand Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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