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AT&T will replace exploding IPTV box batteries

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jan 2008 17:55 User comments (1)

AT&T will replace exploding IPTV box batteries AT&T has said that it will be replacing over 17,000 batteries that are a primary power source for its U-verse IPTV service following a well documented series of explosions and fires by the batteries.
So far there have been two reported and confirmed reports of explosions as well as two reported and confirmed reports of fire the latest of which occurred in mid-December of 2007. The incidents are thanks to the "the lithium-metal-polymer batteries housed in outdoor telecommunications equipment cabinets" said the company.

U-verse has 126,000 customers in the US but AT&T stopped installing the batteries in the Q1 of 2007 when the manufacturer of the batteries, Avestor, filed for bankruptcy.

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116.2.2008 23:54

Well one things for sure they got the T n' T part right :P

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