Italian operator FastWeb has inked a deal with Siemens and Juniper Networks to build out its fiber and ADSL networks to support triple play services because of growing demand for IPTV and VoIP in the country. Siemens is signed on to deploy its multi-service Surpass Carrier Ethernet technology and Juniper will deploy its E320 Broadband Service Routers. The companies say the combined technologies will relieve first mile bottlenecks and enable HD IPTV and other future high-bandwidth applications. FastWeb plans to multicast all World Cup championship matches, which is says is a driver for IPTV demand. The operator is also testing HD IPTV video on demand.
For more on FastWeb's deal with Siemens and Juniper:
- see this press release