Broadband Briefs for 4/24/07
* FTS, Sandvine enable service personalization
FTS  and Sandvine  have integrated the former’s business control, billing and CRM solutions and the latter’s deep-packet inspection (DPI) based policy management solutions. The combination aims to give operators the ability to respond to customer behavior in real time with personalized services. For example, if a premium customer orders a VOD stream, the provider can dynamically improve his or her service level to guarantee an optimal viewing experience.
* Ikanos intros 2.7 GHz VDSL2 gateway processor
Ikanos Communications  introduced its Fusiv Vx180, a single chip, multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor that provides 2.7 GHz of processing power, Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP), multi-mode DSL and security. Ikanos is trying to move into the gateway space with the Vx180 and the recently introduced Vx170. The latter is designed for residential gateways, particularly in an FTTH system, while the latter adds an onboard VDSL modem, making it appropriate for gateways used in fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) systems.
* Tektronix launches VoIP, IMS test solution upgrade
Tektronix Inc.  has launched Release 5.2, part of its Spectra2 test solution. Release 5.2 enables Spectra2 to provide a complete diagnostic testing solution for network operators and equipment manufacturers developing platforms and service offerings for VoIP, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and converged networks.
* OpVista appoints European telecom vet to board
OpVista  has appointed Lawrence Williams to its advisory board. The 20-year European telecom vet is a managing director of the German cable operator PrimaCom Management GmbH .
At PrimaCom, Williams led the development and roll-out of digital pay-TV and VOD services. Williams previously held various leadership positions with Motorola GmbH , including director of e-commerce, and director of marketing and operations for the Personal Communications Group.
* Ambit, Netwave introduce channel bonding modem in Korea
Ambit Broadband Corp.  and Netwave  are partnering to deliver a channel bonding modem to subs of Hanaro Telecom , a high-speed Internet, IPTV and telephone service operator in Korea.
The modem has the capability to bond three downstream channels to enable a maximum 144 Mbps downstream and up to 30 Mbps upstream throughput. It also supports features such as Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces, bonding channel recovery and QoS features enabling IPTV service. The pre-DOCSIS 3.0 modems will support future interoperability with full DOCSIS 3.0 CMTSs and cable modems when they become available.