Digiweb and BigBand Networks Enabling Wireless Broadband Throughout Ireland

Dundalk, Ireland – BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, and Digiweb Ltd, one of the fastest growing communications companies in Ireland, today announced collaboration on enabling delivery of broadband wireless services to Digiweb subscribers. The BigBand Cuda┬« CMTS (cable modem termination system) and BigBand FastFlow┬« broadband provisioning manager have been deployed to make high speed data, VoIP and eventually IPTV services available throughout most of the country, based on DOCSIS 2.0 over wireless networks. This marks BigBand Networks’ first broadband wireless deployment, and positions Digiweb as the first to offer broadband wireless services across Ireland as well as the nation’s most extensive DOCSIS 2.0 deployment. “The high capacity, speed and reliability of the BigBand Cuda with the multi-service control of BigBand FastFlow give Digiweb a competitive advantage in combining the high quality of DOCSIS 2.0 services with the ubiquity and efficiency of wireless networking,” said John Quinn, head of strategic development for Digiweb. “After extensive testing, BigBand Networks stands out with solutions for operation of Digiweb’s nationwide facilities, and provides a best-of-breed partnership as our offerings extend to more services and richer media including digital video and HDTV.” After extensive planning and testing, the initial launch occurred in Dundalk in August, Digiweb is rolling out its high speed data and VoIP services over the next 12 months. Customers will include consumers, commercial entities, government offices and third party service providers which can access services on a wholesale basis. Initial launches will focus on large Irish cities, but with economical wireless reach, areas throughout the country will be accessible. Wireless operations...