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Fujitsu demos IP-based video-on-demand app

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) today announced the successful demonstration of a functional IP-based video-o...


November 30, 2005  


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Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) today announced the successful demonstration of a functional IP-based video-on-demand application at the recent Wireless Broadband Forum in Cambridge, England.

The company used its AXEL-F, ETHOS and Wi-Max devices to deliver a high-resolution video stream from a server across optical and wireless networks to an end user.

The demonstration network was developed to comply with the protocols that will form the backbone of the next generation of wireless broadband rollout such as Ethernet over SDH/SONET and Wi-Max.

“The demand for broadband services is growing dramatically,” Fujitsu said in a statement. “As the bandwidth of transmission increases, it is expected that traditional media such as television transmission and newer technologies like TV-on-demand, digital library access, video conferencing and fast Internet access will be provided by IP-based networking.

“The easiest and lowest-cost method of providing these high-quality services is by using an optical Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) with a Wi-Max connection over the last mile to the customer.”