Alcatel-Lucent confirms that Telefonica’s MiViewTV IPTV platform is a key component of the company’s next generation multimedia service delivery strategy
Paris, February 1, 2007 — Following Light Reading’s story on Alcatel-Lucent IPTV strategy, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today confirms it will actively evolve MiViewTV capabilities as a key component of its next generation of converged entertainment platforms.
Alcatel-Lucent values its relationship with Telefonica, one of the leaders in the new multimedia segment. Alcatel-Lucent supports and will continue growing the capabilities of the Imagenio service to meet the increasing demands from their end users.
“Telefonica is one of a handful of operators who have already moved beyond the selection of IPTV middleware. They have a long commercial experience with the Imagenio service and are focusing now on the blending of advanced services for personal and residential entertainment. We are excited about the potential benefits that a converged TV experience will bring to consumers and are committed to help Telefonica to be amongst the first ones to provide it.” said Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Multimedia and Payment activities within the Convergence business group.
Alcatel-Lucent as recognized leader in the multimedia market (IPTV and mobile TV) is building the next generation, converged multimedia solution, by blending in-house solutions such as the MiViewTV coming from the Telefonica agreement, the MiTV Mobile Solution, the content delivery solution coming from the Mobilitec acquisition, and partnerships such as the Microsoft one.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With 79,000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved proforma combined revenues of Euro 18.6 billion in 2005, and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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