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Alcatel-Lucent launches terrestrial transmitter offer for Mobile TV broadcasting


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the launch of its terrestrial transmitter offer for mobile operators and broadcasters desiring to optimize the delivery of broadcast digital multimedia services to their subscribers. This offer complies with popular mobile broadcast standards including DVB-H in UHF and DVB-SH in the S band. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent provides a comprehensive suite of professional services for Mobile TV broadcasting, such as network design, installation and commissioning and post-sales maintenance and operation.

Alcatel-Lucentís Mobile TV broadcasting terrestrial transmitters portfolio can be smoothly integrated into mobile operatorsí existing networks and sites in order to cost-efficiently provide radio coverage of television signals as good as the coverage of existing cellular networks. This allows mobile operators to upgrade their existing cellular infrastructure easily and cost-effectively and provide high-quality Mobile TV services to their customers everywhere, particularly in demanding indoor environments. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucentís unified network management solution allows service providers to supervise the existing mobile network infrastructure together with the new terrestrial repeaters, thus simplifying the overall network maintenance.

ďAlcatel-Lucentís mobile broadcasting transmitters offer -- which includes key features such as optimized power supply, compact equipment size and carrier-grade network management expertise -- enables mobile operators and broadcasters to be fast-to-market with mobile TV services,Ē said Philippe Dumont, president of Alcatel-Lucentís wireless transmission activities. ďThis launch is an important milestone for Alcatel-Lucentís Unlimited Mobile TV solution now spanning DVB-H and DVB-SH. This unique combination of standards provides operators with the maximum flexibility they need to quickly adapt to their local market conditions.Ē

Alcatel-Lucentís Unlimited Mobile TV solution is an end-to-end solution encompassing network infrastructure (including terrestrial transmitters, satellite and backhauling), network head-end, application platform, unicast/broadcast integration and professional services. This solution is supported by an ecosystem of partners including major chipsets vendors and terminals manufacturers.

Alcatel-Lucent is committed to supporting service providers in delivering a truly converged TV experience. The company has already established a leading position in interactive TV services, and already enables TV, video and music services for more than 120 fixed and mobile service providers around the world.


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