Prepaid phone cards, cheap calling cards online

Our online shop offers you phone cards for long distance calls. You can find the best rate to the international call and save many money. Buy only cheapest phone cards online in our shop.

Main Page Telecom News Enter Your Account / Register Buy Phone Card Best Rates FAQ and Help
International calls
FIND A BEST RATES
call from
 
call to
BUY THE PHONE CARDS
RECEIVE YOUR PIN INSTANTLY

2Wire finds some big friends, cash


01/12/2005

2Wire said today that Alcatel, AT&T and Telmex have acquired a combined 51% stake in the San Jose-based residential gateway and set-top vendor.

Under terms of the deal, Alcatel will pay about $120 million for a 25% stake in the vendor while Telmex and AT&T combined will have a combined 26%. Also, Alcatel will have two seats on the new nine-person board of directors; Telmex and AT&T will have three seats between them. Exact financial details were not released because 2Wire will remain privately held. However, the company said its 2004 revenue was $176 million.

As part of the agreement, Alcatel plans to integrate 2Wire’s HomePortal gateway, OfficePortal router and MediaPortal set-top box as part of its triple-play ecosystem. “

“We’re going to be working to make sure we’ve got interoperability of the products between the two companies,” a 2Wire spokesman said.

However, the deal is not exclusive and won’t prevent Alcatel from using other vendors’ customer premises equipment.

“There’s no question that we’ll go to a customer and say that if you’re going do a home networking service, we’d prefer you use 2Wire,” said Tim Krause, chief marketing officer-North America for Alcatel. “That’s not to say that we can’t work with a number of companies. Often a service provider will want to work with multiple set-top box vendors or gateways.”

Key to the deal, Krause added, was 2Wire’s management system, which will allow carriers to offer managed services much further into the home than that traditional demarcation point. Additionally, the 2Wire software will allow operators to manage interoperability between a variety of devices such as personal video recorders and set-tops.

The deal also brings together two early vendors in AT&T’s (nee SBC’s) video plans, albeit from two different perspectives. 2Wire is providing its MediaPortal as part of a bundled home entertainment offering from AT&T to blend DSL with satellite video service, while Alcatel is serving as the system integrator for SBC’s Project Lightspeed, which will roll out an IPTV offering later this month or early in January.



 

Related News

 
Redback finds a friend in HP
27/11/2005
Redback Networks today announced that it has teamed up with HP to develop an integrated solution for managing multiprotocol label switching virtual private networking services.The solution brings together Redback`s SmartEdge Service Gateway with HP`s OpenView Service...
 
AT&T goes all in with 2Wire
08/12/2005
It’s turning out to be a very merry Christmas season for 2Wire. Just a week after investing in the vendor, AT&T said today it has signed a $43 million, one-year contract with 2Wire to use its IP residential gateways as part of the carrier’s forthcoming U-verse...
 
CES: 2Wire takes it outside, pumps up HPNA
05/01/2006
LAS VEGAS--2Wire announced today at the International CES that it has developed what it claims is the world`s first outdoor broadband home gateway. Additionally, the company has started to promote Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HPNA) technology instead of...
 
Globalcomm: Embarq Logistics finds new focus
06/06/2006
Chicago--For Embarq Logistics, formerly known as Sprint North Supply, the transition from being part of the larger Sprint organization to being the distribution and supply chain arm of Embarq is all good news.Although the company’s expertise retains its value, the...
 
 
PhoneCardStock.com
Calling Cards © 2008