* Juniper nets MEF certification
Juniper Networks Inc. said Iometrix, an independent testing lab, has certified the vendor’s M- and T-Series routers are able to deliver Carrier Ethernet services based on Metro Ethernet Forum tech specs MEF 9 and MEF 14 for scalability and QoS.
“Carrier Ethernet, a part of the broader IP infrastructure, is the means by which most operators will deliver their next-generation multiplay services including video, gaming and others,” said Shailesh Shukla, Juniper’s vice president of service provider marketing and partnerships, in a release.
* JDSU picks up Metconnex IP
JDSU put up $2.5 million to acquire the intellectual property portfolio of Metconnex Canada, a maker of wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules.
JDSU, which did not acquire Metconnex’s business operations, said, as part of the liquidation of Metconnex, both parties also agreed to dismiss all pending litigation. JDSU, for example, had filed suit against Metconnex for allegedly violating some JDSU patent and intellectual property rights.
JDSU said WSS technology is key to its range of reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs). JDSU noted it had shipped more than 9,000 ROADMs by the end of fiscal 2006.
* Horizon Chillicothe Tel to use Tandberg headend for IPTV
Horizon Chillicothe Telephone in Ohio will use the iPlexT video headend from Tandberg Television for an expansion of the channel line-up for its TV over VDSL ATM network. Horizon plans to add more than 45 new video channels, in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), including The Outdoor Channel, Food Network, Starz, ESPN and National Geographic. The iPlexT video headend is a compact solution designed specifically for regional distribution, headend expansion and smaller-scale IPTV deployments.