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Alcatel-Lucent powers SingTel’s mio TV Service


Alcatel-Lucent(Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announcedits involvement inSingTel’s pay TV service, mio TV, which was launched on 20 July 2007. mio TV is expected to revolutionise the way Singapore watches TV. Unlike other services, which require customers to be tied to program schedules and rigid tier packages, mio TV allows subscribers full flexibility to watch what they want, when they want.

mio TV is based on a combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s services integration solution and the Microsoft® Mediaroom™Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and multimedia platform. Alcatel-Lucent will provide a complete services integration solution that brings together the network infrastructure, software platforms and integration skill sets required to deliver a superior user experience. Alcatel-Lucent’s unique end-to-end triple play solution delivers a full range and rich mix of innovative IP-based multimedia voice, data and video services.

Subscribers will be able to program recordings in advance and over the Internet when they are not at home. In the near future, they will also be able to do so via their mobile phones. The interactive and flexible mio TV platform will also open up even more opportunities for innovative services in the future. Subscribers will have the option of using video conferencing and instant messaging, displaying photos and playing music from their PCs, all on their TV set.

“SingTel is confident in Alcatel-Lucent’s system integration expertise in deploying end-to-end IPTV networks and integrating solutions from key partners. Our partnership with Alcatel-Lucent enables SingTel to pioneer advanced and innovative pay-TV features to the customers” said Allen Lew, CEO Singapore, SingTel. “mio TV will empower users with unprecedented freedom, interaction and control, giving them the power to use the medium as a key resource to education, entertainment and communication.”

“The success of SingTel’s mio TV launch offers flexible and truly interactive personalized entertainment services to their customers,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific activities. “This enhanced personalization will create ongoing incremental value for service providers through increased revenues and customer loyalty, and Alcatel-Lucent has a leadership role to play to help shape the next phase of the IPTV market for this region.”

As the global leader in IPTV solutions, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to driving industry innovation and working with operators to encourage consumer adoption. In February 2006, the company launched Asia Pacific’s first IPTV/Triple Play competency center in Singapore. The center’s mission is to develop a core pool of technical expertise and infrastructure to support IPTV and Triple Play projects in the region, including Singapore Telecommunications Limited‘s (SingTel) mio TV.


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