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.