Friday, May 15, 2009

U-Verse getting Ruckus

AT&T has announced it will begin trials of it's IPTV product, U-Verse, using Ruckus wireless connections. Ruckus Wireless Inc. manufactures a system to attach TV set-top boxes to the distribution node while avoiding poor or non-existent home wiring. It does this by using standard wifi efficiently and can deliver multiple SD or HD streams.

In the past, providers had avoided such systems due to a prohibitively high cost and a concern for securing the content. Presumably through economies of scale, AT&T can avoid the first problem, and may not be so concerned about the second.

Installing systems like this can shorten the installation time significantly, allowing crews to do additional truck rolls in a given day.

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