Monday, April 10, 2006

T-Com Selects Microsoft/Alcatel IPTV in Slovakia

Slovak Telekom, a group member of Deutsche Telekom and Slovakia's leading telecommunication services provider (which provides its products and services under the T-Com brand), selected Alcatel as the supplier for its upcoming IPTV deployment. The network will be based on the combination of Alcatel's services integration solution and the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform. A market trial is slated for Q3 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel said it is providing a complete services integration solution that brings together the network infrastructure, software platforms and integration. Slovak Telekom's service offering can be expanded to include new applications like the Alcatel 5900 My Own TV (allowing families or other groups to make their own TV channels for sharing home movies and photos), the Alcatel 5900 Amigo TV (allowing friends to share emotions and chat while watching the same TV program) and Alcatel 5900 Communications TV (allowing the TV to act as a "communications hub" where all fixed and mobile calls can be routed).


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