Comcast, Google On Even ARRIS Footing
ARRIS Group is selling some 10.6 million shares to Comcast, which will bring the MSO into parity with Google, with each owning approximately 7.85 percent of the outstanding ARRIS stock. The $150 million sale is part of the ARRIS/Motorola Home Business acquisition and was designed to reduce, on a share-for-share basis, the number of shares of ARRIS stock to be issued to Google while financing the Motorola Home deal. It also gives Comcast a piece of the home automation/set-top-box vendor action, important pieces of any future cableco business plan.
 
Psssst…Wanna Buy Some IPv4 Addresses?
With IPv6 transition time counting down and IPv4 numbers pretty much gone, many operators are looking to forestall disaster by purchasing additional IPv4 addresses on the open market rather than mounting a full-scale changeout. “Telecom and cloud CEOs should be concerned about how critically important something as historically insignificant as IP addresses will become when none are left,” says Gregory Nachtwey, a director at Berkeley Research Group LLC, a provider of intellectual-property and technology-asset valuation services. BRG has been touting secure migration services. One thing to keep in mind: Those addresses aren’t cheap; Microsoft reportedly offered to pay more than $11 per IPv4 address nearly two years ago.

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