Broadband Briefs for 09/10/09

Thu, 09/10/2009 - 8:00am

• Edgeware, Jet Stream create CDN-in-a-Box
By Traci Patterson

Edgeware and Jet Stream have integrated the former’s Web TV servers with the latter’s VideoExchange CDN Management Suite to create a CDN-in-a-Box for content and network owners.

“Telecom operators are not just looking for an advanced and effective CDN management solution; they also need the most efficient solution,” said Stef van der Ziel, CEO of Jet Stream. “As carriers, telcos and MSOs look to monetize content with over-the-top delivery, this solution provides operators with the most cost-effective, scalable and simple-to-deploy CDN solution available.”

Edgeware provides a flexible platform for distribution of premium content, delivering 32,000 concurrent streams with up to 6 TB of built-in storage. VideoExchange runs independently from the network layer, enabling fast deployment without additional costs or complexity. Management or streaming server resources can be added and re-allocated dynamically with no down time, allowing expansion or provisioning for temporary, real-time events.

• CableLabs’ Broberg wins SCTE Excellence in Standards Award
By Traci Patterson

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced that 30-year industry veteran David Broberg of CableLabs is the 2009 recipient of the SCTE Excellence in Standards Award.

Broberg has distinguished himself in the SCTE Standards Program as a member of the SCTE Digital Video Subcommittee (DVS), whose charter is to identify requirements and develop standards for the design and operation of systems for the delivery of video, audio and associated data for the cable industry.

The SCTE will present its award to Broberg, who is vice president of consumer video technology for the office of the CTO at CableLabs, as part of the Annual Awards Luncheon at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo on Oct. 28 in Denver.

• Cisco reappoints former Vodafone CEO to board
By The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday it was reappointing Arun Sarin, the former CEO of Vodafone Group, to its board of directors. Sarin, 54, served on Cisco's board from 1998 to 2003 and was CEO of Vodafone from 2003 until July 2008.

"No one knows mobility and telecommunications better than Arun," said Cisco CEO John Chambers.

After Sarin's appointment, Cisco's board consists of 13 members, including Yahoo Inc. CEO Carol Bartz and co-founder Jerry Yang.

Cisco shares rose 31 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $22.23 on Wednesday.

More Broadband Direct 09/10/09:
•  Blog: Somebody buy somebody already!
•  Comcast preps On Demand Online launch; AT&T launches portal
•  Bresnan deploys Clearleap's Web-based platform for local VOD
•  TiVo to step up DVR sales to smaller cable systems
•  Harmonic announces 3-screen system
•  SeaChange invokes Jinni for advanced guide
•  RGB Networks hires new CTO, sales executive
•  Comcast-owned thePlatform bulks up roster of video partners
•  Sprint, AT&T release new calling plans
•  Northern New England states question FairPoint
•  Broadband Briefs for 09/10/09



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