On Monday, Cox Communications announced it had selected Vyyo to be its supplier of 3GHz taps and passive network elements. Cox, the fourth largest cable system operator in the United States, will use 3GHz elements from Vyyo within its coaxial network as part of its newbuild architecture and for business services in its existing network.  Vyyo has received initial orders for 3GHz passives from multiple Cox systems.   The inclusion of 3GHz passives enables cable system operators to meet current and future bandwidth needs while not impacting current legacy 1GHz networks, and the ability to leverage Vyyo Spectrum Overlay active products in the future to achieve ultrabandwidth of up to approximately 3GHz for fiber-like broadcast or targeted service delivery to residences and businesses.  “The use of 3GHz passive elements in Cox’s network mirrors the forward-thinking approach the cable industry took when it deployed 1GHz taps and passives well before they were required,” said Wayne Davis, CEO of Vyyo.  “Further, it will help ensure Cox’s ability to add bandwidth capability as required to maintain its leadership position.”  It’s been a busy timeframe for Vyyo. Last week the company announced  it had received a$35 million financing commitment from Goldman Sachs & Co. Also in March, Vyyo announced that former Charter CTO Davis was coming on board as CEO while former Time Warner Cable and OpenTV executive Jim Chiddix was named vice chairman.

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