T-Com launch of commercial IPTV service in Slovakia enabled by Alcatel-Lucent
Following the 2006 contract award to provide Slovak Telekom, a.s. with an end-to-end IPTV solution, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that the carrier, a member of the Deutsche Telekom group, reached a significant market milestone with the recent launch of its commercial IPTV service.
Marketed under the carrier’s Magio suite of services, Slovakia’s leading telecommunications service provider now offers customers a complete triple play package (IPTV, high speed Internet and IP telephony), based on Alcatel-Lucent’s IP-based broadband access network infrastructure, comprehensive services integration solution, and end-to-end video solution, which is based on the Microsoft TV® IPTV Edition software platform. With MagioTV, customers in Slovakia can now receive broadcast TV, video on demand (VOD), and personal video recorder (PVR) functionality.
“Our Magio package offers Slovak Telekom customers the complete triple play — IPTV, high-speed Internet and IP telephony — in a single package,” said Ruediger Schulz, COO of Slovak Telekom. “Our modern infrastructure is also capable of delivering a range of user-friendly features like an intuitive electronic program guide, one-touch recording, instant channel change, multiple picture in picture, parental control features and the ability to pause and rewind live TV.”
“The success of Slovak Telecom’s service launch illustrates Alcatel-Lucent’s ability to help carriers manage the cost and complexity associated with large scale network transformation projects, while delivering a superior user-centric entertainment experience for consumers,” said Marc Rouanne, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s convergence activities. “Slovak Telecom’s deployment of its triple play offering marks a significant milestone in an industry that is moving at an extremely fast pace due to accelerated innovation, technology and industry momentum.”
Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in both IPTV and Mobile TV, having already enabled TV, video and music services for more than 110 fixed and mobile service providers around the world. The network infrastructure supporting Slovak Telecom’s triple play services includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM), the industry’s most deployed IP access platform for triple play services. Selected by more than 125 service providers worldwide over the past two years, and with more than 123 million DSL lines shipped to date, Alcatel-Lucent remains the uncontested global market leader in broadband access.
About the Slovak Telekom Group
Slovak Telekom Group comprises the parent company Slovak Telekom, a. s. and its subsidiaries T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., RK Tower, s. r. o., RK Transmission (in liquidation), Zoznam, s. r. o., Zoznam Mobile, s. r. o. and TBDS, a. s. Branches of the company - Rádiokomunikácie, o. z. and Commercial Call Centre, o. z. are also parts of the Slovak Telekom, a. s. company. Slovak Telekom Group is the only provider of comprehensive telecommunications services in Slovakia, offer its customers fixed network services, mobile communications services, broadband access to the Internet, Internet content, data services, sale, radio and television broadcasting transmission services or commercial call centre 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]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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