Ericsson has landed Portugal's Sonaecom as an IPTV customer for multiple solutions, including middleware. The vendor last year acquired Tandberg Television, a move that brought the network equipment manufacturer closer to a market that fellow vendor giant Alcatel-Lucent and others had dominated. Now, Ericsson is focused on piecing together a comprehensive IPTV approach that includes network equipment, video gear, applications and software. To further its strategy, the company announced new IPTV middleware later at IBC2008 in Amsterdam. The middleware offering particularly will help the company compete against Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft and other middleware specialists.
Ericsson acquired Tandberg Television in early 2007
Tandberg had acquired Skystream back in 2006