Nortel will test WiMAX technology with Toshiba in Japan handling system integration and field tests, to support Japan’s National Broadband Connectivity by 2010 program.
Huawei is partnering with BEA systems to accelerate telecom network operators' efforts to adopt IMS-based NGN networks. It is joining OKI to collaborate in the mobile WiMAX business to the telecom carriers in Japan.
Cisco adds more features into its 7600 router, adding a session border controller (SBC) and B-RAS, giving ties to VOIP services and subscriber management.
Alcatel-Lucent has signed a deal with Hutchison Global Communications to deliver Managed Communications Services (MCS), combining communications servers, applications, network services and management to SMEs in Hong Kong. It has open a WiMAX reality center in Seoul, South Korea, supported by KT.
Cisco announced a VOD platform, in line with its strategy to penetrate the IPTV market (read Telcoflash issue 137 or go to http://telcoflashnews.over-blog.com/article-4753597.html). It is a repackaging of the software platform it bought within Arroyo in August).