China Netcom selects Redback Networks to deliver IPTV network

MUMBAI: California-headquartered broadband systems vendor Redback Networks has been selected by China Netcom's Heilongjiang Communications Corporation to supply its SmartEdge 800 Service Gateways for a converged platform being deployed to deliver broadband access and services, including IPTV and video on demand.

Heilongjiang Communications Corporation selected the Redback SmartEdge platform to build a dependable, next generation Smart Broadband Network capable of delivering new era broadband services such as IPTV and Video on Demand as well as advanced business services such as Virtual Private Networks over MPLS, states an official release.

The SmartEdge Service Gateways' comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) features and multicast support enable Heilongjiang Communications Corporation to provide next generation broadband IP services without having to create multiple overlay networks on top of their broadband access infrastructure.

"Redback is pleased to help Heilongjiang Communications Corporation with the delivery of advanced broadband services. Heilongjiang Communications Corporation, together with Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong and Inner Mongolia is now the fifth major China Netcom subsidiary utilizing Redback equipment to build their broadband IP infrastructures," Redback's V-P of sales and operations for the Asia and Pacific region Simon Williams said in the release. "In choosing the SmartEdge Service Gateway platform, Heilongjiang is performing several Service Edge functions such as Ethernet Aggregation, Subscriber Management and Edge Routing from a single network node. Similarly, all business and consumer broadband services can be offered over a single converged broadband IP infrastructure without the need to create expensive service delivery overlay networks."

"Heilongjiang Communications Corporation is a leading and advanced IPTV deployment," Redback Networks chief marketing officer Marco Wanders said. "The SmartEdge Service Gateway platform is providing the service delivery and subscriber management functions that Heilongjiang requires while at the same time its' high-density Gigabit Ethernet scalability enables their DSLAM's to connect directly to the SmartEdge Service Gateway without the need for a separate Ethernet Aggregation layer."

The Redback SmartEdge Service Gateway platform delivers the strength of Redback's advanced subscriber management capabilities with the SmartEdge platform's purpose-built hardware and software to provide subscriber management with dynamic policy enforcement, carrier-class IP routing, Ethernet Aggregation, ATM mediation, MPLS VPNs, multicast and advanced video capabilities and high performance Quality of Service (QoS), the releae adds.

Redback is working through one of its' global partners to implement the solution at Heilongjiang Communications Corporation.

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