Terayon Signs NCTC Deal


Terayon Communication Systems Inc. has signed a "Platinum Partner" agreement
with the National Cable Television Cooperative.

The deal gives NCTC partners access to Terayon's Data Over Cable Service
Interface Specification 2.0 cable modems and cable-modem-termination systems;
"Network CherryPicker" digital-video-management systems; and high-definition and
standard-definition receivers.

"The performance and noise-resistance advantages of DOCSIS 2.0 are as
important for small and midsized cable operators as they are for large MSOs,"
said Kishore Manghnani, vice president of marketing for Terayon.

Added Mark Bishop, senior VP of hardware sales for the NCTC: "Terayon's
advanced cable modems, CMTS [units] and proven Network CherryPickers are ideal
solutions for many of our members’ toughest technical