UNCOVERED: An independent European test lab has uncovered basic configuration and interoperability issues that carriers could face when launching broadcast TV and video services over their DSL networks. Boordwotch reported Last month that the European Advanced Networking Test Center, which performed a multi-vendor test for the ETSI, found that, while it’s possible to set up a mufti-vendor network and deliver adequate TV service over DSL, the sector is still some ways from delivering full multi-vendor interoperability. The organization said this will be an issue for service providers that already have a massive installed base of DSL equipment, yet want to deploy best-of-breed solutions and be able to source critical components from multiple sources. It believes the key problem areas for interoperability are the set-top boxes and the specific middleware required for video on demand and broadcasting services.
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