Charter VoIP subs up, DOCSIS 3.0 in sight

Cable TV company Charter Communications said in its fourth-quarter 2007 earnings report that it voice subscriber base had increased by more than 155,000 to surpass the 1 million customers milestone. The company also said it is aiming to test DOCSIS 3.0 during the second half of 2008. DOCSIS 3.0 chatter has been picking up of late, as cable TV companies look for a new edge against the telcos that have been increasingly successful encroaching on their turf.

Among other upward metrics, Charter saw its penetration of bundled services increase to 47%. Charter still posted a net loss for the quarter of $468 million, increased from a loss of $396 million for the same quarter in 2006.

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