FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Cavium, Quortus, Octoshape, Catenoid, ARRIS
AT&T Government Solutions today announced the U.S. Department of State awarded the Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order to AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc. under its GSA Connections II IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract, valued at up to $275 million over the next five years, to provide advanced and secure IP telephony systems to U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. As part of the global deployment for the State Department, AT&T will design and procure IP telephony systems for new installations and upgrades for the pool of nearly 300 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, and then dispatch personnel who will install, integrate, test and bring online these systems.
Cavium, Inc. and Quortus today announced a partnership to embed Quortus' software Evolved Packet Core (EPC) on Cavium's OCTEON Fusion family of System-on-Chip (SoC) processors for small cell base stations. The combination of Cavium's OCTEON Fusion processors, LTE stack software and eNodeB designs with Quortus' EPC software turns small cells into standalone mobile networks for site-specific uses such as public safety, emergency services and military applications.
Octoshape, a provider of cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, and Catenoid, an online Video Platform (OVP) and cloud computing service provider based in South Korea, today announced that they have entered into a partnership to offer video contribution and distribution solutions to major broadcasters and operators in South Korea and Japan.
ARRIS Group, Inc. and Wurl, Inc. today announced the launch of ARRIS Market—a new open platform for cable operators combining over-the-top (OTT) content with traditional programming services on ARRIS set-tops. The platform is standards-based and features an HTML5 interface that integrates thousands of OTT content choices.