PCCW of Hong Kong Selects Redback Networks to Upgrade Its Video-on-Demand & Broadband Infrastructure.
BEIJING -- Redback Networks Redback Networks is a telecommunications equipment company. History
Redback Networks was founded in August, 1996. Redback is an ERICSSON subsidiary since the beginning of 2007 (was previously traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RBAK). Inc., an Ericsson company that makes video-centric routers for 75 percent of the world's largest triple-play networks, today announced that PCCW PCCW Pacific Century CyberWorks
PCCW Palmer College of Chiropractic West (San Jose, California) Ltd. of Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. has chosen the SmartEdge multi-service edge router Also called an "access router," it is a router that sits at the periphery of a network. Contrast with "core router," which is a router that resides in the middle of the network. See router and WAN router. See also edge device. platform to help deliver video-on-demand and other broadband services.
PCCW is the largest IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. service provider in the world, serving more than 800,000 subscribers. It is also one of the largest broadband carriers in China with more than 1 million customers. The addition of PCCW as a carrier customer puts Redback at the center of more than 50 percent of the largest IPTV deployments in world. Other Redback customers deploying IPTV and broadband video services include AT&T, Belgacom, China Telecom, China Netcom China Netcom, full name China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited, abbreviated CNC, was originally formed in August 1999 by the People's Republic of China government to enable inward investments to build high speed Internet communications in the country. , ChungHwa Telekom, Korea Telecom KT (formerly, Korea Telecom, Korean: 한국통신, NYSE: KT) is South Korea's top integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT has been Korea's leader in the development of the information & communications business for the last 25 years , KPN KPN Koninklijke PTT Nederland (Royal Dutch Telecom)
KPN Konfederacja Polski Niepodleglej (Polish conservative party) , Neuf Cegetel, among others.
"By selecting Redback to upgrade its network for video-on-demand and other broadband services, PCCW is choosing a next generation broadband infrastructure that will make it much easier to combine data, voice, video and mobility services over time," said Herve Brunet, vice president of sales and operations in Asia at Redback Networks.
After an extensive review, Redback was chosen because its routers give PCCW greater flexibility to deliver video and other broadband services with higher levels of reliability and quality of service. Redback's router platform for data, voice and video services also will allow PCCW to save significantly in network operation costs, using Redback's award-winning NetOP policy management software.
Redback manages 15+ million of the 35 million broadband subscribers in China, about 43 percent of the entire market for triple-play services in China. Redback has deployed its SmartEdge router platform with the top provincial telephone carriers in 22 of 32 Chinese provinces. For China Telecom, this includes provincial carriers in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Heilongjiang and Tibet. For China Netcom, this includes similar deployments in Shandong, Liaoning, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Henan, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Chongqing and Yunnan.
About Redback Networks
An Ericsson company since January 2007 (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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