Thursday, March 30, 2006

Kentrox Enhances its QoS Access Routers

Kentrox released enhancements for its Q-Series QoS Access Routers, which provide protect and prioritize applications from small and medium offices. The router combines QoS, VPN, firewall, WAN access, and a QoS appliance to protect and prioritize VoIP and other critical applications. New features include:

  • Load balancing -- enables load sharing over multiple WAN interfaces to efficiently utilize WAN bandwidth

  • VPN enhancements -- VPN client supports Microsoft Windows XP to eliminate the need for an additional Windows client

Nortel and QUALCOMM Test 7.2 Mbps HSDPA Call

Nortel and QUALCOMM successfully achieved the industry's first 7.2 Mbps HSDPA mobile data calls. The initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA data calls used test terminals based on QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem MSM6280 solution and HSDPA network equipment from Nortel.

The calls covered frequencies in all commercially available UMTS spectrum currently used by mobile operators throughout the world. The 2100MHz spectrum is the basis for most European 3G networks and the 850MHz spectrum is now in use for new UMTS networks in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. As spectrum at 900MHz is expanded for UMTS services, Nortel believes this can also become an important part of European HSDPA roll out.


BigBand Names Doug Jones Chief Architect Cable

BigBand Networks announced the appointment of Doug Jones to chief architect cable. He most recently served as chief architect for YAS Broadband, a leading broadband consulting firm, and previously worked on advanced video and broadband initiatives of major telecom and cable operators.