Thomson signed CableLabs’ "CableCARD Host Interface License Agreement," enabling it to build CableCARD set-tops and customer premises equipment for retail. — The global market for IPTV tech could hit $1bln by ’09, Siemens says. China will account for 25% of that, with IPTV subs there hitting 16mln by then, it says. China has 150K IPTV subs. — Arris received Euro-DOCSIS 2.0 for Touchstone TM501B telephony modem.