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Broadband Briefs for 10/22/07

Mon, 10/22/2007 - 8:40am
CED staff

* Concurrent deploys commercial VOD in Lithuania 
By Traci Patterson

Concurrent’s MediaHawk on-demand platform has been selected by Lithuanian telecom UAB Alpha komunikacijos for the provider’s commercial deployment of VOD.

The MediaHawk system delivers independent scalability of content ingest, storage and streaming across both HFC and IP networks. To date, Concurrent has deployed more than 1.1 million video streams in 26 countries.  

* Vecima Networks supplying BWIN in Spain 
By Traci Patterson

Vecima Networks Inc. has been selected by Spain’s Red Helio S.L. and a number of its service provision partners to supply a 5.25-5.80 GHz broadband wireless Internet network (BWIN) in the Spanish county of Murcia.

Vecima will provide 2,200 CPEs and 30 base stations for the initial rollout, but Red Helio expects to eventually cover its entire subscriber base in Spain - approximately 70,000 households and businesses.

Vecima’s BWIN family, which is based on DOCSIS technology for triple-play services, offers system solutions in 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz.

* Tektronix launches probe for IPTV networks
By Brian Santo

Tektronix launched its GeoProbe Video Monitoring system, designed to monitor broadcast and video-on-demand transport streams simultaneously across networks. The company said it has the capability of examining from 200 to more than 5,000 programs with a single probe. In combination with Tek’s Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) product, the data collected by the GeoProbe can provide true network-wide video monitoring with historical tracking, reporting and trending analysis. Tek is in the process of being acquired by Danaher.

* Nortel becomes Widevine reseller
By Brian Santo

Nortel has signed a global reseller agreement with Widevine Technologies, and has integrated Widevine’s content security software into its IPTV systems.

The reseller agreement enables Nortel to sell, service and support Widevine's downloadable conditional access and digital rights management products globally. Widevine says more than 125 service operators are using its software.

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