Denmark’s TDC launch of IPTV service enabled by Alcatel-Lucent
Further demonstrating its IPTV leadership, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) customer TDC, Denmark’s leading telecommunications provider and TV operator, has rolled-out a nationwide commercial IPTV service. With the recent TDC TVlaunch, TDC has inaugurated Denmark’s largest and most state-of-the-art interactive TV network with service available to more than 1.6 million households.
Building on Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to support service providers in delivering a truly converged TV experience, this critical market milestone follows TDC’s selection of Alcatel-Lucent’s IPTV offering, including the Microsoft® IPTV Edition software platform, in 2006. Alcatel-Lucent has established a leading position in interactive TV services, and already enables TV, video and music services for more than 110 fixed and mobile service providers around the world.
The solution delivered to TDC includes comprehensive Alcatel-Lucent services integration as well as the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform. Based on this solution, TDC TV subscribers will benefit from an enriched entertainment experience with broadband access to 35 television channels, an electronic program guide, digital recorder with pause feature, and access to more than 200 movie titles available at their convenience via video on demand technology. The network is also HDTV-ready.
“The new generation of TDC TV is one of TDC’s most important growth projects within broadband for many years. This is one example of how broadband will be playing a still greater role in our everyday lives in the future,” said Gert Rieder, President of TDC Solutions. “We deliver telephony, Internet, and TV through one and the same wall outlet. This is clearly the most user-friendly solution in the market because it is interactive and offers convenient access to individual content preferences such as on-demand movie rentals.”
“With the launch of TDC TV, TDC is playing a market leadership role by pioneering IPTV service delivery in the Nordic region, ” said Lars Boilesen, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Nordic & Baltic countries. “The successful delivery of advanced entertainment services is a milestone not only for TDC and Alcatel-Lucent but also for other carriers in the region who are looking to capitalize on increasing demand for advanced, enhanced entertainment services.”
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 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 adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales].
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