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Topmounter
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join:2001-02-20
Evergreen, CO

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reply to RayW

Re: Finger Pointing

Microsoft sold ATT something that they haven't been able to deliver (and not just to ATT either).

Obviously ATT didn't do their due diligence, since there are viable IPTV solutions deployed around the world. However that doesn't mean Microsoft didn't screw the pooch on this one. Microsoft has tried to build everything on their own instead of integrating with existing 'best of breed' components and deliver something on schedule that actually works.

After getting burned by SA (now owned by Cisco) and GI (now owned by Moto) with their closed and vertically integrated systems, at least most of the cablecos learned to not only bring in two vendors and have them compete for a larger share of the business, but also to require a certain level of interoperability between key components.


RayW
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join:2001-09-01
Layton, UT
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Especially if one is Microsoft.