Carrier briefs

Milton, Ont.’s Look Communications Inc. announced last month that the company was cutting 300 jobs, about one-third of its workforce, and would be concentrating on small business customers, rather than single-family residences. The company made the announcement one week after pulling a public stock offering. The company said it no longer plans to sell digital television or Internet services to single-family home subscribers. Instead, it will concentrate on offering high-speed Internet services, as well as Web hosting, domain name registration, and other services to small- and medium-sized businesses. For more information, visit

Paris-based Alcatel has been tapped by Calgary’s Bell Intrigna to provide approximately $12 million worth of DSL equipment and services. According to Alcatel, the contract includes deployment of the Alcatel 7350 ASAM Multiservice Platform, as well as the Alcatel 5620 Network manager. Bell expects to use the DSL technology to offer high-speed Internet and interactive communications services to its roster of business customers in Alberta and B.C. Key portions of the infrastructure will be operational by the end of this month, with the full network scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of this year. For more information, visit or

Nashua, N.H.’s Spike Broadband Systems, Inc. has announced the release of its Worldwide Services initiative, a program line designed to complement Spike’s HighPoint suite of wireless products. According to Spike, which acquired Integrity Broadband Networks last summer, Worldwide Services enables carriers to incorporate fixed wireless broadband access strategies into their overall business models. Spike’s HighPoint is a carrier-class solution for the licensed 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz multi-channel, multi-point distribution service bands. The company can be visited at