SuperComm To Spotlight Broadband, Wireless


Nokia, BEA among vendors slated to showcase products, services


Broadband, wireless and mobile solutions will be prominent themes at this year's SuperComm conference, held here this week.

Nokia plans to showcase new broadband media services, remote DSL solutions and multiaccess VPN services. Nokia and Israel-based Orca Interactive, a division of the Emblaze Group, are also expected to demo streamed video services over Nokia's media-enabled broadband infrastructure using Orca's iTV application software.

IBM and Cisco Systems are expected to demo a new digital media service that delivers rich media, such as streaming video, to remote locations. The solution combines technology from IBM, Cisco and media automation software vendor Media Publisher.

 
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>> Location: Atlanta
>> Dates: June 1-5
>> Number of expected exhibitors: 550

 

Also, Navini Networks, a non-line-of-site wide-area wireless technology vendor, is set to unveil a new base station. The new Ripwave towertop base station requires less space on tower real estate and fewer cables, and reduces power dissipation by more than 50 percent, said Bjorn Kirchdorfer, executive vice president of commercial operations at Navini, Richardson, Texas.

The company also plans to showcase its Ripwave modem, which connects to Navini's network and provides users with nomadic, anytime, anywhere Internet access.

Navini is recruiting regional and national VARs and systems integrators. "VARs are an integral piece of our survival and success," Kirchdorfer said. "We are training both VARs and systems integrators to handle the deployment and integration needed for our solutions."

For its part, BEA Systems plans to showcase solutions co-developed with partners as part of its launch of a new carrier-grade service delivery platform called BEA WebLogic Service Delivery Solution.

The WebLogic Service Delivery Solution, based on WebLogic Enterprise Platform 8.1, is a standardized and scalable framework for developing, integrating and deploying new digital data services and tying them to operations support systems such as billing, provisioning and customer care.

"WebLogic Service Delivery provides the framework for building out applications easily and quickly," said Chris King, director of worldwide telecommunications markets at BEA. "We have 12 partners that have developed solutions for the platform so far."