Legerity CEO Calls 2002 `the Year for Voice Over Broadband'.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2002
Ron Van Dell Outlines Growth Opportunities in the Communication IC
Market at Banc of America's Technology 2002 Conference
Legerity, the proven communication IC company, today announced that Ron Van Dell, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Legerity, presented the company's outlook for the communication IC market at "Technology 2002: A Fresh Start," a conference hosted by Banc of America Securities in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , January 28-30.
Speaking to analysts and investors who follow the communications industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications. , Van Dell outlined Legerity's view of key growth markets, including voice over broadband (VoB).
"2002 is the year for VoB, especially in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. where cable telephony See cable telephone. is showing strong growth potential in the wake of the AT&T Broadband and Comcast merger," said Van Dell. "Many leading U.S. cable operators that have not begun deploying cable telephony are expected to design systems in the second half of the year and will begin deploying and offering service in 2003. This recent market development is good news for equipment makers and semiconductor suppliers who serve the cable telephony industry."
VoB involves the delivery of voice services to subscribers over broadband pipes, such as hybrid fiber-coax (HFC 1. (networking) HFC - Hybrid Fiber Coax.
2. (hardware) HFC - hydrofluorocarbon. ) cable and digital subscriber line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary ). Legerity is the leading supplier of voice ICs to the cable telephony industry. Legerity voice ICs are also used extensively in voice over DSL (VoDSL) systems, which are being deployed in selected Asian and European markets.
According to Van Dell, the market for traditional, circuit-switched voice communication equipment will resume growth this year in key geographic areas. "We continue to see growth opportunities in the telecommunications linecard market, especially in China and India," said Van Dell. "Following the recent China Telecom break-up, our Chinese customers believe their industry will soon be back on track to installing 30 million voice lines a year throughout China."
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