$4 Billion joke
On the other hand, SBC also announced yesterday that it will be using SFA and MOT set-top boxes for IPTV. That's just great! whatever happend to opening up the GA monopoly that exists on the cable side? I thought the entire point of going IP was to give choices to consumers. I guess they are more worried about burning money than giving choices. I agree that there are not many companies that can efficiently scale production for large subscriber base of SBC in the begining. But it would be a welcome sign to see SBC opening up the network to these smaller companies later in the evolution of IPTV rollout- if it ever happens since we all know its just a $4 billon joke!
I wouldn't mind having $4b under management, if any one has some to burn. Probably give you a better return then some heat from burning it.