Broadband briefs for 3/16/07
* Tandberg nets VOD software deal
Tandberg Television said it has secured a VOD software order valued in excess of $23 million, from a "leading" but undisclosed cable TV operator. A Tandberg official said the deal was with a U.S.-based operator, but did not disclose further details.
Tandberg, maker of a VOD backoffice system called OpenStream, said the minimum purchase commitment is $23.7 million for products and services to be delivered in 2007 and 2008.
Tandberg obtained OpenStream after purchasing N2 Broadband in 2004 for $118 million.
Ericsson is expected to announce Friday (3/16) whether it has received 90 percent shareholder approval for its unsolicited, $1.4 billion cash bid for Tandberg.
* Sunrise debuting test solution at CeBIT
Sunrise Telecom Inc. introduced the Voice and Video Test Suite for its Sunset Modular Test Toolkit.
Sunrise - a test and measurement solutions provider for telecom, wireless and cable networks - said the suite enables technicians to validate IPTV and VoIP over DSL service using the Sunset MTT test platform.
The triple play (voice, video and data) test solution gives IPTV and VoIP service providers emulation, measurement and network transport analysis capabilities. The suite will debut at CeBIT.