Award strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in the interactive television market and its capacity to help cable operators.
Paris, July 29, 2010 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that is has been selected by TeleCable to deploy its MiViewTV interactive television platform in the Spanish Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias.With this end-to-end solution, which includes multimedia integration services, TeleCable will be able to offer to more than 143 000 customers advanced multimedia services, such as broadcast TV and audio channels, VoD, pay per view, a personal video recorder (PVR), time shifted TV, pause live TV, videoconferencing, interactive advertisements and an electronic programming guide (EPG).
This contract demonstrates that MiViewTV, the Alcatel-Lucent middleware proposal originally developed for IPTV deployments, also perfectly fits with cable operators need to deliver rich media experiences.
Juan García-Conde, President, TeleCable, said: “The Alcatel-Lucent multimedia solutions will allow us to provide the more advanced multimedia services to our customers in Asturias, and also to manage our network with total guarantee.”
"Collaborating with TeleCable highlights that Alcatel-Lucent is actively engaged to help cable operators to cost-effectively differentiate themselves and offer the best customer experience. This project, beyond its technological aspects, also stresses how important integration and services expertise are to design and deliver innovative television and multimedia solutions in a fast, efficient manner,” said Adolfo Hernandez, President of Alcatel-Lucent EMEA.
This turnkey project includes:
* Migration of the present digital headend to the next generation system;
* An advanced Video Operation Centre (VOC) solution;
* The Alcatel-Lucent MiViewTV multimedia platform;
* Comprehensive systems integration of the entire project;
As part of this agreement Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging its extensive experience in multimedia by providing a full suite of comprehensive services including network design, integration, installation, maintenance, training and operations support.
As a telecom global operator, TeleCable is present in the main cities of the Spanish region Principado de Asturias, reaching more than 90% of the population in the Central Area of the region, thanks to its own broadband network deployment. TeleCable has begun the deployment of a next generation network in the Spanish region of Extremadura. As a complement to its own network, the company also provides Internet services through satellite to the more remote localities. TeleCable also provides cable TV, fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet and satellite Internet, and telecommunications services for enterprises. For more information, please visit external linkhttp://www.telecable.es
About Alcatel-Lucent Multimedia Integration Services
Alcatel-Lucent Multimedia Integration is the market leader in the design, integration and deployment of IPTV networks and applications. Leveraging years of experience, broad expertise and extensive investments to develop proven methodologies, Alcatel-Lucent Multimedia Integration delivers world-class, end-to-end multimedia services that are reliable, scalable and secure with reduced time to market. Alcatel-Lucent provides middleware solutions that support more than 5 million IPTV subscribers, representing more than 18 percent of all IPTV subscribers worldwide. The company is also involved in more than 55 triple play service delivery architecture (TPSDA) deployments and more than 60 IPTV transformation and integration projects. These transformation projects leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s extensive field deployment experience and lab investments in next-generation IP Transformation Centers (IPTCs) and dedicated IPTV Network Solution Integration & Testing lab (NSIT) to reduce time to market and mitigate deployment risk. For more information on Multimedia Integration Services please click here
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