Intel Corp. announced that Fujitsu Limited and UTStarcom support the use of standards-based modular platforms including Intel processors for their service provider customers.
“The direction advocated from Fujitsu and UTStarcom provide further proof that telecommunication’s transition to modular, standards-based designs is taking hold,” said Howard Bubb, vice president and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Group. “We plan to continue delivering interoperable components and building block solutions to further this approach, including our new Linux-based HMP software for IP-based media processing platforms.”
Also interesting were comments from Intel President about the near future of broadband wireless:
An emerging wireless communications technology called WiMAX, which can blanket entire cities with high-speed Internet connections, will rival DSL and cable as the preferred way to connect homes and businesses to the Internet, Intel Corp. said. “I think that WiMAX could be to DSL and cable what cellular was to landline (phones) not too long ago,” Intel President, Paul Otellini said at Intel Developers Forum being held in San Francisco. Intel has begun shipping samples of WiMAX chips to customers and has committed to building WiMAX into its Centrino notebook computer chips starting in 2006, Otellini said.
Access the Pressroom for the Intel Developers Conference 2004 Here.