Broadband Briefs for 8/13/07
* LightEdge Solutions deploys Actelis’ EADs
By Traci Patterson
LightEdge Solutions Inc. has deployed Actelis Networks’ Ethernet access devices (EADs) from the company’s ML 600 product line, as well as Actelis’ ML 100 and ML 1300 transport and aggregation switches.
LightEdge - a provider of voice, data and network services in the Midwest and Southwest - is serving the growing bandwidth needs of its small- and medium-size business (SMB) customers. LightEdge’s customers can now connect to the company’s IP network via symmetrical Ethernet access connections.
* Towerstream adds Brooklyn PoP to wireless coverage
By Mike Robuck
Towerstream, a fixed wireless Internet provider, added a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Brooklyn, N.Y., to increase its footprint in the New York metropolitan area. The company's new Brooklyn PoP is currently operational and joins existing network PoPs throughout the city, including the Empire State and MetLife buildings.
Towerstream's fixed wireless broadband network delivers high-speed Internet access that supports VoIP, bandwidth on-demand, wireless redundancy, VPNs, disaster recovery, bundled data and video services.
* Alvarion gets FCC certification for wireless system
By Brian Santo
Alvarion said its BreezeAccess VL multipoint wireless broadband solution received FCC certification for the 5.4 GHz and 5.3 GHz license-exempt frequency bands.
This certification follows Dynamic Frequency Selection requirements, which are intended to prevent disruptions to military radars and enable license-exempt fixed wireless broadband operators to increase their 5 GHz spectrum capacity.
* Espial Group gives STB manufacturer Internet-on-TV abilities
By Traci Patterson
Espial Group Inc., a provider of IPTV middleware and applications, has signed a licensing agreement with Coventive K.K., an international system integrator and set-top box (STB) manufacturer, for Espial's Evo Client.
Evo Client enables content-rich applications and Internet-on-TV services, and Coventive has selected the technology to power its multimedia STBs. To date, Espial has shipped more than one million Evo subscriber licenses worldwide.