Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ericsson Introduces IMS-based Middleware

Ericsson has introduced an IPTV middleware package that is aligned with the Open IPTV Forum specifications and will be pre-integrated with IMS. It will interoperate with third-party products from IPTV companies such as Accedo Broadband, Agama Technologies, Amino, HP, SecureMedia, Sun Microsystem, Tilgin, Verimatrix, and ZyXEL.

This is a major push by Ericsson to increase its dominance in IPTV. It has a tough task in front of it to displace incumbent middleware suppliers, especially with the Tier 1 carriers. Most of the Tier 1 providers are using either Microsoft, Thomson, or middleware packages that they developed themselves.

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