Telus has developed a marketing thrust it is calling the Future Friendly Home, aimed at continuously introducing new IP-based services. Nortel will be responsible for integrating an open, standards-based IPTV network.
Nortel anchors a group of technology companies who together can provide the elements of an end-to-end IPTV solution. They include: IPTV middleware from Minerva Networks and Orca Interactive; video-on-demand (VOD) from Kasenna and BitBand; content security solutions from Irdeto; encoders from Harmonic and Optibase; a Web browser interface from Espial; digital program insertion (DPI) from Terayon; an emergency alert system (EAS) from Trilithic; xDSL modems from Westell; and set-top boxes from Amino.
It may or may not be a coincidence that Nortel is also the lead company integrating the new IP-based network being built by Sprint Nextel. And Sprint Nextel just happens to be the company the cable industry is working with to add wireless telephony to the bundle.