December 5, 2012
Deals Of The Day 12/05/12
Major enhancements to Alvarion’s Partner Program & Portal including new partnership options, online certifications, incentives, deployment modulation tools and more, all designed to provide a wide range of business development opportunities and resources to deliver a distinct sales advantage. Additionally, Alvarion is launching its Expert Partner program, “designed for highly specialized system integrators that demonstrate expertise in deploying complex wireless broadband networks in specific vertical markets. The program will facilitate a market place allowing unique information sharing between non-competing segment specific partners worldwide to break into new markets more effectively,” the company says. Finally, Alvarion unveiled a consultant program that offers consultants insider information on products, solution and tools without requiring any commercial commitment…Atlanta-based Octoshape, which provides cloud-based streaming technology, worked with Juniper Networks to develop an integrated technology showcase “to provide a foundation for broadband TV with the scale, quality and cost efficiency of broadcast TV,” the two say. The showcase is being hosted from Juniper Networks' N.J. -based OpenLab, the Junos Center for Innovation, which facilitates a collaborative environment for Juniper’s customers, partners and academia to learn about and develop new network integrated software applications. The showcase integrates Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast platform with Juniper’s MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers for both native multicast and automatic multicast tunneling (AMT). The HD-M solution for high-def Internet video has been in production since April, and it now uses the first commercially available AMT relay from Juniper..Level 3 Communications Inc. inked a deal to serve as the primary streaming partner for TED, a global nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” TED plans to use Level 3’s scalable, global media delivery platform to host its Web site and its more than 1,400 free videos, known as “TED Talks”…CenturyLink Inc. has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels, on its nationwide fiber-optic backbone to enhance its next-gen transport network and to support critical video, mobile and cloud IP services. It also is capable of delivering as much as 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) to the company’s data centers and customer facilities. In other CenturyLink news, the operator selected Amdocs for an operational support systems consolidation project.