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NXTcomm08: CableLabs CEO calls for telco, cableco cooperation

Jun 19, 2008 2:00 PM

The telecom and cable industries need to cooperate in supporting the U.S. State Department in its plan for the quadrennial reorganization of the ITU-T, the global telecom standards body...
Ericsson ups the ante for GPON

Jun 18, 2008 6:52 PM

LAS VEGAS--In addition to its suite of IPTV, backhaul and mobile platforms, Ericsson this week at NXTComm08 demonstrated a 10 Gb/s Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) for IPTV, what it calls the world’s first. The system has four times the bandwidth of existing GPON making it the highest switch capacity on the market...
NXTcomm08: Breaking the Internet

Jun 18, 2008 4:13 PM

The Internet is going to break—at least that’s what half of the people polled by Tellabs and IDC on the NXTcomm08 show floor believe. ...
IPTV gets hands off

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM

GestureTek, makers of camera-enabled gesture-recognition technology, is using hand-tracking applications and motion sensing to change the way consumers interact with their TV set – as actively or lazily as they want. ...
Tandberg ties Web search to TV viewing

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Tandberg Television, a division of the Ericsson Group, is bringing search to the multi-screen experience with its launch of the MediaModeler Content Management System, a platform for operators to offer online video and search over their web portals...
Talking to your television

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Geoff Burke, director of field marketing for Calix, has been talking about IPTV for a long time because his company makes the network equipment that can help providers deliver this new service into the home. But now when he talks about IPTV, it’s rather personal — he’s an AT&T U-verse subscriber...
Flex-play priority one for rural telcos

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM

While the traditional concept of quad play as the bundle of voice, data, Internet and wireless offerings is often the simplest way to define it, for independent telecom service providers operating in rural markets, the flex play is usually always more important. Adding additional revenue-generating services is often the most feasible and profitable path to take, according to a panel of industry vendors speaking Monday at Telephony’s Insights conference...
Spirent takes testing in-home

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM

Spirent Communications today unveiled the Spirent Tech-X Flex, a handheld network and service quality tester to identify and troubleshoot IP Video services within the consumer’s home. The product tests service quality over Multimedia over Coax (MoCa networks), as well as Ethernet and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)...
Amino unveils 100% digital HD IPTV STB

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM

IPTV technology provider Amino today introduced the AmiNET130M, a fully digital high-definition IPTV set-top box, at the NXTcomm08 conference in Las Vegas. The new STB supports only HDMI video outputs, no analog, and is both cheaper and simpler to install than earlier HD boxes...
Minerva sees momentum building

Jun 16, 2008 4:35 PM

In what is still a crowded IPTV middleware field, Minerva Networks claims to be gaining momentum and is backing up those claims with significant new customer announces and with new capabilities for Minerva’s iTVManager Release 3.2...

The bundle gets flexible

Jun 17, 2008 3:20 PM

Talks of the quad play, heightened by the downfall of Pivot -- Sprint's joint venture with the leading cable companies to offer subscribers wireless services -- have been replaced with talks of the flex play at this year’s conference...

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Standards process changing with the times

May 28, 2008 11:04 AM

Standards have always been a critical part of the telecom industry’s progress, but in the last few years, that process has changed, according to the woman who leads North America’s leading telecom standards leadership organization...

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