BigBand Networks Reaches 3M Mark

BigBand Networks, a provider of broadband multimedia routing systems, has installed its Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) for 3 million digital cable subscribers, a number that represents more than 10 percent of all digital cable subscribers. The new figures are double the number of subscribers Big Band served just four months ago, according to the company.

Big Band's COO Jamie Howard attributes company success "due to the cable industry's commitment to cost effectively expand revenue-generating offerings," in particular, Gigabit Ethernet transport, which has half a million subscribers.

BigBand's customers include five of the top ten North American cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, Cox, Rogers Cable and recent additions' Comcast and Mediacom Communications.

The BigBand BMR is a field-upgradable platform on which selected services can be deployed with scaling and addition of more services over time typically by software upgrade. The platform has high port density, management tools and real time control over utilization of bandwith and resources. Services used on BigBand BMR by cable operators include Big Band's Grooming, HDTV, Transport Gateway and Ad Splicing Gateway.