Sunday, October 2, 2005 Selects Alcatel for Triple Play in Spain

T-Online's Spanish subsidiary selected Alcatel to supply a turnkey triple play solution in Spain. recently acquired Albura and its modern network infrastructure in Spain. Alcatel will be responsible for the integration and end-to-end IP network deployment, including project management, integration of the operating support system (OSS), maintenance and training. The network will include the Alcatel Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM), Alcatel 7750 Service Router, Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and Optical Multi-Service Node systems.

Alcatel will integrate the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform for television services, following the strategic agreement signed by the two companies early this year. Alcatel will also supply and integrate the encoding head-ends, the video servers, as well as the content management and control tools.

Deployments are expected to begin in Q4 of 2005, with commercial operations due in the first half of 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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