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Ciena Rolls Out with Adelphia

1/10/2005 4:00 AM Eastern

Ciena Corp. said Adelphia Communications Corp. is deploying its optical Ethernet platform for video-on-demand in several more markets, including Cleveland; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Waterbury, Conn.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Adelphia rolled out Ciena gear in Los Angeles in November 2003.

In other technology news, STMicroelectronics N.V. said it is in production with Scientific-Atlanta Inc. for a new chip for digital-video-recorder and HDTV boxes.

The companies said the new “Atlas” chip will ship in S-A's “Explorer 8000” set-tops, including the company's multiroom DVR boxes.

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