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Denmark’s TDC chooses Alcatel for global IPTV and triple play deployment


Paris, January 25, 2006 - TDC, Denmark’s largest telecom and cable TV operator, today announced that it has selected Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) for the deployment of its Internet protocol television (IPTV) offering. The solution will include the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform and Alcatel’s services integration. This will enable TDC to provide viewers in the Nordic region with an enriched user experience: one that is simple, personalized and predictable.

“We are looking forward to deploying a superior solution and the implementation of the Alcatel/Microsoft TV IPTV solution is twofold. Firstly, will we implement the system on ADSL and secondly also use elements of the backend systems and middleware for applications in our DVB based cable-TV network” says Niels Breining, CEO of TDC Cable-TV.

“Services integration is a key success factor for the deployment of IPTV,” said Monika Maurer, President of Alcatel’s fixed solutions activities. “As the worldwide leader in both broadband access technology and triple play deployments, Alcatel has the commitment and experience required to ensure that all the pieces come together in a timely manner.”

“Microsoft’s joint solution with Alcatel enables telecommunications providers to take advantage of global economies of scale fuelled by large-scale IPTV deployments planned across the globe,” said Elena Branet, Senior Marketing Manager of EMEA at Microsoft TV. “Today’s announcement with Denmark’s TDC is further testament of the success to our global alliance with Alcatel to rapidly accelerate the worldwide availability of IPTV.”

The Alcatel/Microsoft TV IPTV solution offers other user-friendly features like instant channel change, personal video recorder (PVR) (such as one-touch recording and pausing live TV) and video on demand.

Alcatel is a leader in the fast-growing triple play market and is currently involved in more than 30 triple play projects worldwide.

About TDC
TDC is a Danish-based provider of communications solutions with significant presence in selected markets in Northern and Central Europe. TDC is organized as five main business lines; TDC Solutions, TDC Mobile International, TDC Switzerland, TDC Cable TV and TDC Services. TDC was privatized in 1994 and the shares are held by individual and institutional shareowners primarily in Europe and USA. For further information, please contact: TDC’s Press Office, +45 33 43 73 37

About Alcatel
For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.


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