Broadband Briefs for 6/19/07
• IneoQuest shows off SDV monitoring solution
IneoQuest Technologies Inc. is showcasing its IQPinPoint solution – which supports the end-to-end testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of switched digital video (SDV) networks – at Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando this week.
The IQPinPoint, which comprises the Singulus Lite Cricket family of IP network probes and the IP Video Management System (iVMS), provides continues monitoring and reporting from the test lab to the last mile, the company said.
• ECI Telecom upgrades XDM platform
ECI Telecom has enhanced its XDM Multi-Service Transport Platform (MSTP) by combining the flexibility of metro and regional systems with the reach and capacity offered by long-haul DWDM systems. Even though the product won’t launch until the end of the year, ECI already has trials in place and commitments from current customers.
• Ericsson and Redback go spanning the globe
Ericsson and its wholly-owned subsidiary Redback Networks announced a series of international deals, all signed in the past 90 days, with providers in Brazil, China, Hungary, Lebanon, Romania, Spain, Turkey and a mobile operator in the U.K. Among the new deals are contracts to deliver triple-play services for Jiangsu Telecom, a unit of China Telecom; and providing broadband services for enterprise and end users for Lebanese carrier Sodetel.
• Actelis enables SC provider’s Ethernet services
Actelis Networks announced that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC), the nation’s largest telephone cooperative, is using Actelis’ Ethernet equipment as the basis for its Metro Ethernet services, which provide advanced broadband data services over existing copper infrastructure. HTC Communications offers local telephone service in South Carolina.
• Embarq unit to distribute Ruckus for IPTV services
Embarq Logistics will distribute Ruckus Wireless’ MediaFlex and MetroFlex product lines to independent operating companies. IOCs will then bundle the Ruckus MediaFlex and MetroFlex Wi-Fi solutions with their IPTV/triple play (video, Internet and voice) and broadband wireless services to uniquely support in- home distribution requirements.
• CommScope claims deployments for deep-fiber system
CommScope said it has deployed its BrightPath system with three major broadband cable operators, and has installations pending with three additional cable customers, all of which it declined to identify. BrightPath is a deep-fiber distribution system designed to work with existing hybrid-fiber/coax (HFC) networks. BrightPath can be deployed selectively in new build applications with lower upfront cost and maintenance relative to a traditional passive optical network (PON), according to CommScope.
• Widevine selected by Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant has chosen Widevine Technologies to protect its broadcast service, Aliant TV. Widevine’s content protection systems are also used by SaskTel, Telus and MTS Allstream. Aliant TV offers 300 channels of digital IPTV programming including broadcast TV, pay-per-view movies and events, over 90 regional radio stations and 40 commercial-free all-music channels. Its Interactive Program Guide lets users conveniently watch TV, channel surf and select programs.