BigBand, Fujitsu team on video bundle
BigBand Networks and Fujitsu Network Communications have forged a strategic relationship under which they will package BigBand's Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) gear with Fujitsu's Flashwave 4500 optical transport platform. The combination will enable cable operators to transport high-quality video programming via standard transport protocols such as Gigabit Ethernet and Sonet, the companies said.
The combined offering, they added, has been selected by a number of unnamed "major" cable operators. In addition to supporting existing deployments, BigBand and Fujitsu said they also will collaborate on joint marketing and sales activities.