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MTNL launches India’s first 3G mobile TV service with solutions from Alcatel-Lucent and Aksh Optifibre

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

New Delhi, April 22, 2010 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) in collaboration with Aksh Optifibre, India’s pioneering IPTV service provider, today announced that it has enabled the commercial launch of India’s first 3G-driven mobile TV services. This new mobile TV service, uniquely offered by the broadband mobile provider MTNL, makes multimedia and entertainment a reality for millions of MTNL mobile subscribers in the metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai. The service was launched in March 2010.

Specifically Aksh, pioneers of IPTV, VoIP services and optical network solutions in India, leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s cost-effective, flexible mobile streaming server to provide an enhanced user experience thanks to its bandwidth adaptation and video optimization capabilities as well as enable generate additional revenue for MTNL thanks to the solution’s ad insertion capability.

“At Aksh, our commitment is to deliver ubiquitous technology and path-breaking innovation. We are proud to enable India’s first 3G mobile TV in Delhi and Mumbai. Mobile TV as a value added feature epitomizes convergence in technology realizing the distant dream of live television viewing on the move. Our association with Alcatel-Lucent enables us to materialize that Indian 3G subscriber’s aspiration for a revolutionary product,” said Dr Kailash Choudhari, managing director, Aksh Optifibre.

“Streaming video is the fastest growing data service and is a key enabler for mobile operators to justify investment in 3G and LTE technologies,” said Vivek Mohan, managing director, Alcatel-Lucent, India. “Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile streaming server offers an exceptional viewing experience, high quality video from the very first video frame, and fast and seamless stream switching when zapping between TV channels.”

Alcatel-Lucent is providing its Mobile Streaming Server (also known in the market as pvServer); an off-the-shelf offer that can stream video to 2.5G and 3G networks. The Mobile Streaming Server supports all types of standard-based media formats and dynamic switching from high-bit rate to low-bit rate streaming based on network coverage and bandwidth availability, hence lowering cost of ownership. It offers enhancements to all aspects of user experience, including fast start-up, bit rate adaption, quality video from frame 1 and seamless stream switching. The solution also helps monetize the mobile TV service by providing open interfaces that enable pre-roll, in-stream and post-roll ad insertion for any mobile video application.

The new mobile TV service helps Aksh Optifiber extend its existing IPTV service, iControl, currently offered to the MTNL subscribers. The new partnership also further cements Alcatel-Lucent’s role in the development of new advanced mobile services for MTNL and of 3G in India.

Alcatel-Lucent is a key player in video streaming solutions with more than 60 references worldwide. For more information, please visit:

About Aksh Optifibre
Aksh Optifibre Ltd. is India’s leading optical network solution provider with presence in Fibre to the Home (FTTH) solution & broadband, IPTV & VoIP services. Along with services, Aksh Optifibre Ltd. carries more years of experience in manufacturing optical fibre, optical fibre cables. The company has established excellent process based organization, rated by global majors such as FONS(USA) as a facility of international standards.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
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