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Broadband Briefs for 10/23/07

Tue, 10/23/2007 - 8:50am
CED staff

* Orca’s middleware chosen for IPTV rollout in Columbia
By Traci Patterson

Orca Interactive’s RiGHTv middleware has been selected by Columbian MSO UNE-EPM Telecommunications in order to rollout the first IPTV service in the country.

UNE-EPM Telecommunications currently offers its triple-play service throughout Columbia. The operator’s IPTV service is expected to be available in major cities in Q1 2008. The deployment will be carried out by Union Electrica S.A., Orca’s partner and system integrator for the project.

* ICTV demos cross-platform “social networking” 
By Brian Santo

ICTV is demonstrating what it is describing as the media industry’s first universally deployable cross-platform social networking capability at the Telco TV Conference and Expo. Using its ActiveVideo Distribution Network, the company will use mobile email sent by TelcoTV attendees to illustrate how on-screen communications can quickly be created and modified, using any Web device or service, and displayed in conjunction with broadband video and targeted interactive advertising.

* KT to base voice/video service on Spirit DSP product
By Brian Santo

Korea Telecom (KT) has decided to use Spirit DSP’s TeamSpirit 3.0 Voice & Video Engine PC for KT's trial of a PC-based multi-service, multi-terminal service. TeamSpirit is an IMS-ready solution which encapsulates wideband voice and video processing to offer video and voice integration. The Engine bundles standard and proprietary wideband voice and video codecs, echo cancellation, noise suppression, packet loss concealment, jitter buffer and network optimizing functionality, voice/video synchronization, CPU load control and more.

* Wave7, Embarq set up independent telco for IPTV
By Brian Santo

Embarq Logistics and Wave7 Optics will set up McClure Telephone (McClure, Ohio) to provide triple play services. The FTTP network system being installed for McClure Telephone includes Wave7’s Trident7 Universal Access Platform. Embarq Logistics is managing the project. McClure is scheduled to start service based on the new network in January.

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