Brown, Karen
October 2004
CED;Oct2004, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p20
Trade Publication
The article describes the growing competition in cable TV operation support systems (OSS). Cable firm C-COR Electronics Inc. started things off in May with the acquisition of provisioning start up Alopa Networks for $15 million. A month later, the company announced it also would buy Stargus Inc., a provider of network optimization and subscriber usage reporting for $17 million. More consolidation appears to be on the way. Lemur Networks Inc. has made no announcements but it recently shifted its business focus away from OSS. The change is more a result of refocusing than a belief that the OSS market is not worth the effort.


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