Madrid, October 3, 2005 – At the Broadband World Forum in Madrid, Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) continues to demonstrate its leadership in triple play solutions, including IPTV, through new solutions, real-world demonstrations, partnerships, and more than a dozen speaking engagements and presentations. Alcatel has gained unparalleled services integration and network design experience through its work on more than 30 major IPTV deployments around the world.
Alcatel’s triple play leadership is demonstrated in the following areas:
Introduction of innovative products and solutions which will enable service providers to transform their network for real user-centric triple play: the Alcatel 5900 AmigoTV and Alcatel 5900 MyOwnTV applications, built upon the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software delivery platform, will enable operators to offer personal TV services to their customers. Alcatel will unveil its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) Voice Package, the first native IP platform enabling triple play network transformation and NGN migration, and introduce in Europe the Alcatel 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FTTU Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. Alcatel is also launching its 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS), the first platform in the industry eliminating barriers between optics and data delivery.
Innovative demonstrations: Alcatel’s presence at this year’s conference will include several live demonstrations highlighting various elements of its industry-leading solutions portfolio. In one of the most exciting demonstrations, Alcatel will provide an example of the hardware and software elements needed to meet the scalability, reliability and quality of service requirements of an IPTV solution. This demonstration will feature the MicrosoftTV IPTV Edition software platform, which is a key component of the global collaboration agreement between the two companies that is designed to rapidly accelerate the availability of IPTV services for broadband operators worldwide. In addition to IPTV, more than 10 new triple play applications will be shown, highlighting how triple play will change the end-user TV experience.
Industry expertise: Throughout the conference, Alcatel representatives will be sharing industry expertise through participation in a dozen speaking opportunities, focused on compelling issues related to triple play and IPTV such as the future of triple play, services intelligence in the network, content and entertaiment services for the broadband network, and more.
For more information on triple play and IPTV, please visit the Alcatel booth (N° 6017) or our dedicated website www.alcatel.com/bbwf_2005
About Alcatel’s user-centric triple play
To meet today’s quest for increased personalized and interactive services, Alcatel helps worldwide operators transform their networks and deliver a new, way better end-user experience. Alcatel’s user-centric triple play builds on its leadership in broadband technology, IP networking, optics, new multimedia and video applications, as well as end-to-end services integration. End-users will enjoy unique, exciting services including video on demand, personal TV, community channels, online gaming and sharing of music, photos and home videos, all delivered simply and seamlessly via a range of devices and networks.
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 and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.
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