ADTRAN CTO Named Co-Chair of IPTV Exploratory Committe ATIS IPTV Committee to Define Key Issues Regarding IPTV
ADTRAN, a leading provider of network access equipment, today announced Kevin Schneider, ADTRAN’s Chief Technology Officer, has been named co-chair of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) IPTV Exploratory Group. The group of subject matter experts has been formed to identify and examine deployment issues and establish recommendations supporting the advancement of IPTV. Areas of potential focus include Digital Rights Management (DRM), interoperability verification testing, and IPTV’s relationship and functionality in the industry’s overarching Next Generation Network (NGN) initiatives.
“ADTRAN is committed to the development of new technologies in telecommunications that will allow our customers to enhance their service offerings,” states Kevin Schneider, ADTRAN’s Chief Technology Officer. “I look forward to working with ATIS members in moving IPTV technology forward.”
The IPTV Exploratory Group will present its findings to the ATIS Technology and Operations Council in summer 2005.
ADTRAN, Inc. is one of the world’s most successful network access equipment suppliers, with a 17-year history of profitability and a portfolio of more than 1,300 products for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major domestic service provider and many international ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.