BigBand, Internet Photonics Team Up

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BigBand Networks Inc. and Internet Photonics Inc. are a team.

The two vendors announced Monday that they have completed interoperability
testing and integration of their systems for Ethernet transport of high-quality
video for digital broadcasting, HDTV and video-on-demand services.

As a result, BigBand, a provider of broadband-multimedia-platform solutions
for broadcast-television and on-demand services, and Internet Photonics, a
developer of carrier-grade optical-Ethernet and intelligent-wavelength platforms
for cable operators and telecommunications providers, have formed a
partnership.

The union is based on successful interoperability to support end-to-end video
switching of broadcast and on-demand digital-video services from content sources
across optical transport and through edge QAM (quadrature amplitude
modulation).

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