IPO Filing: BigBand Networks

BigBand Networks Inc. has recently filed for an IPO to raise up to $140 million through the sale of common stock. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company developes, markets and sells network-based platforms that enable cable operators and telephone companies to offer video, voice and data services across coaxial, fiber and copper networks.  In other words: Better Broadband.  Product applications are listed as Digital Simulcast, TelcoTV, Switched Broadcast, and High-Speed Data and Voice-over-IP are a combination of our modular software and programmable video and data hardware platforms. The company did have VC-backers including Cedar Fund, Charles River Ventures, Lauder Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Time Warner Ventures. Underwriters in the initial filing are listed as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Cowen, and ThinkEquity.More can be found at the website.Jon C. Ogg,December 27, 2006