Monday, July 28, 2008

Reaching into the Home

Saturday I spun out an extended bit on AT&T wanting to get into home networking—and had some ideas about what home networking might mean for LUS and Lafayette. AT&T is not alone in trying to extend its reach. According to LightReading a lot of companies are trying to figure out a way to smooth out the home networking experience. The purpose, of course, is to make networking fast enough and easy enough to implement to create a larger market for their product.

LUS supplier Alcatel-Lucent is among that number. The relevant paragraph:
And Cisco isn't the only company with the living room built into its strategy -- Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU - message board) recently announced the acquisition of remote broadband management player Motive Inc. (Nasdaq: MOTV - message board), which, according to AlcaLu, has developed "solutions allowing better visibility into home networks." (See AlcaLu Gets Motivated and AlcaLu to Buy Motive.)
Interesting.

Don't suppose LUS could be interested?

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