More than half a million customers will experience IPTV and other
interactive multimedia services through Vastar Cable TV System’s new network, powered
by Ethernet solutions from Nortel.
Vastar is Taiwan’s first cable TV service provider licensed for fixed-line
business services. To better serve its customers, Vastar Cable is using Nortel
Ethernet technology to deliver digital TV, video-on-demand services, live
gaming, tailored Web portals and other interactive IP multimedia services for
TV. The solution also enables Internet access on IP phones, mobile phones,
portable media players and laptops.
As Vastar Cable introduces new IP multimedia services over its network,
scalability, resiliency and security have become critical to the company’s
success. The Nortel-based infrastructure has been designed to support these
objectives for Vastar Cable now and into the future.
Nortel’s Ethernet solutions help ensure Vastar can have both the performance
they need and the reliability their customers demand, while offering new
services that take advantage of the speed and proven reliability of Ethernet
technology. As one of the WiMAX licensees for southern Taiwan, Vastar Cable
plans to integrate its IPTV, voice, and broadband access services into its
WiMAX operations in the future.
The Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8300 and 8600 series combine high
performance with advanced services for enhancing, protecting, and simplifying
network service and operations. IPv6 and multicast capabilities help service
providers future-proof their networks from tomorrow’s requirements, at the same
time offering high-density ports and software functionality over a single,
converged Ethernet infrastructure.