Brix rolls out 10 Gig IP assurance platform
Brix Networks took the wraps off its next-generation, IP Service assurance platform. The 4100 Verifier platform scales up to 10-Gigabits and helps network operators monitor the quality of service of their live, IP-based voice and video services while also providing network information to operator employees. The Verifier provides real-time monitoring of live customer VoIP and IPTV traffic from its end-to-end service monitoring.
Wave7 sets up Fla. FTTH network
Wave7 Optic said it has installed FTTH networks for Orlando Business Telephone Services (OBTS) and Orlando Telephone Company (OTC). The sister companies operate throughout Florida and service more than 14,000 access lines in the Orlando area.
OBTS and OTC are using Wave7's Trident7 Universal Access Platform, deployed in its EPON (IEEE 802.3ah EFM standard) FTTP configuration, to initially connect more than 1,600 homes and apartments.
Ikanos chip used in wireless gateway
Ikanos Communications said Gemtek Technology is shipping a triple play residential gateway that integrates Ikanos' VDSL2 CPE and Fusiv®processor silicon and residential gateway software suite. Gemtek's gateway is being offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide and has been qualified by a major North American carrier, Ikanos said.
The flag of Laos
WiMAX World roundup
Aperto Networks said SkyTelecom will use Aperto base stations and subscriber units to launch WiMAX voice and data services to both business and consumers in Laos.
Texas Instrument just introduced a WiMAX Forum compliant 802.16e Wave 2 software and development tools platform, suggesting that there's still plenty of room in the market for more OEMs who might want to make WiMAX equipment.
Alcatel-Lucent and Kyocera Wireless announced they are working on to combine the former's WiMAX infrastructure with the latter's wireless devices into an end-to-end broadband network. Kyocera's devices for WiMAX networking will include multimode mobile phones, non-traditional wireless devices, wireless PC cards and USB devices for PCs.
At the same time, Alcatel-Lucent said it expanded its interoperability testing (IOT) efforts with WiMAX ringleader Intel to similarly ensure the compatibility of its WiMAX infrastructure with devices built around Intel's fixed/mobile WiMAX silicon (the Connection 2250) and Intel's WiMAX MIMO-capable chipset for mobile devices. Devices based upon Intel's WiMAX chipsets are expected to be made available for fixed and nomadic services before the end of 2007, and for mobile services in 2008.
Xanadoo now has more than 12,000 subscribers, making it more of a competitor in the 2.5 GHz wireless market. The company offers service in Lawton, Okla., and in three Texas cities: Lubbock, Wichita Falls and Abilene. Navini Networks serves as Xanadoo's network infrastructure provider, offering its Mobile WiMAX solution.
Trango Broadband Wireless added to its licensed microwave point-to-point product line a new wireless backhaul product, TrangoLINK Giga 6, which operates in the licensed 6 GHz microwave spectrum and was developed to deliver high-capacity IP connectivity for wireless internet service provider (WISP) backbones, WiMAX networks, cellular backhaul, enterprise connectivity, broadcast and municipal applications as well as other mobile and fixed wireless networks.
In the last IP Capsule, I tried to do some simple math. Beware of simple math. Come to think of it, what you should really beware of is me doing "simple" math.
Calix has a total of 450 customers, as I wrote. Calix's customers collectively have 25 million subscribers. Calix says it has set up its customers using a number of technologies (ADSL2+, VDSL2, Ethernet, BPON, GPON) to broadband-enable something on the order of 5 million subscribers. Of its 450 customers, about 250 have deployed FTTP.
"So," the company says, and without providing actual numbers, "we're actually quite a bit bigger than some people realize. In fact, in the telecom access space we're larger than Nortel and Motorola."
Headquarters: Milpitas, Calif.
CEO: Michael K. Pratt
Claim To Fame: Specializes in carrier-class infrastructure for WiMAX networks
Recent News Of Note: The company has built WiMAX networks in Brazil, India, and most recently received a contract to build one in Laos.