Pace's transition from being another set-top box maker into a full-service pay TV provider is expected to pay off in first half of the year with a revenue boost.
Even as doomsayers continue to predict the demise of the much-hated set-top box, video newcomer Amazon is working feverishly to build and introduce a device this fall.
Alcatel-Lucent may be challenged by cash flow issues, but strong sales in North America and momentum for its VDSL2 products drove up its Q1 revenue 0.6 percent to €3.23 billion ($4.2 billion).
Tellabs' first-quarter revenue declined year-over-year to $209 million, down from $258 million in Q1 2012, due to lower sales in Western Europe and regulatory uncertainty in Mexico.
Calix bucked the seasonal trend that has plagued other members of the telecom ecosystem as the vendor's Q1 2013 revenues rose 15.3 percent year-over-year revenue to $90.5 million.
ADVA Optical Networking felt the headwinds of service providers tightening their purses, and the results of a temporary shift in priority to focus on ramping up LTE in their wireless networks, as revenues dropped 5.7 percent year-over-year and 4 percent sequentially to €77 million ($101 million).
Infinera's DTN-X platform sales continued in Q1 2013 as GAAP revenues rose year-over-year $124.6 million in what it is typically is a slow quarter for the telecom equipment industry.
The seven-member Provo, Utah, City Council has put its unanimous stamp of approval on a deal that transfers its iProvo fiber optic network to Google Fiber for $1, paving the way for Google's third gigabit Internet community following the Kansas City "fiberhoods" and Austin, Texas.
Juniper Networks saw first-quarter 2013 results rise 3 percent year-over-year to $1.05 billion, as the vendor saw an uptick in orders from various segments of the service provider community.
Online DVD sales company EzyDVD is getting into digital streaming in a move that it hopes will shake up the Australian pay TV business. According to a story on the Australian website mUmBRELLA, EzyDVD's parent company, Access Digital Entertainment, will launch the new online service, EzyFlix.tv, as one of the first in Australia to use the UltraViolet system that gives customers access to a digital locker from which they can share purchased content with up to five others.