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Sun to provide IPTV servers to AT&T

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2007 23:27 User comments (2)

Sun to provide IPTV servers to AT&T Sun Microsystems said Wednesday that AT&T plans to use its Sun Fire servers and storage arrays to power its Internet Protocol television service, called U-Verse.
The deal is significant for Sun because it could be a foot in the door to eventually sell AT&T its new, advanced Sun Streaming System, which includes Sun Fire servers and other technology that can be used to stream 160,000 simultaneous IP video streams onto a network.

Sun created the Sun Streaming System to serve the emerging IPTV market. Phone companies around the world, such as AT&T, are using IP to deliver television service. And the Sun Streaming System, which can cost as much as $8 million, provides a scalable and cost-effective way to deliver video-on-demand services to thousands of homes. A deal with AT&T, the largest phone company in the United States, would be a huge validation of the technology.

"Sun can't comment on whether or not AT&T is currently evaluating the Sun Streaming System," a spokeswoman said. "But this deployment definitely provides a great opportunity for working with them in the future.

Source: CNet News

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2 user comments

114.7.2007 17:47

Sweet.

217.7.2007 17:41

Everyone on the bandwagon.

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