MSOs gain market share
Cable Digital News is reporting that North American cable operators added just under a half million new IP phone customers in Q2 "05.
U.S. and Canadian cable operators ended the quarter with almost 1.4 million VoIP customers, more than half of the estimated 2.4 to 2.7 million VoIP subscribers in North America. Key players in this market are Time Warner and Cablevision, who between them have about 80 percent of the total installed base in the region.
Execs with those firms have said VoIP is a tool for their businesses to reduce churn, as well as a value-added sell for basic cable.