Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Alcatel Selected for "Alice" Triple Play in Germany

Telecom Italia's HanseNet subsidiary in Germany has named Alcatel as its exclusive technology partner for its new "Alice" Triple Play Service. Alcatel is providing the IP-based infrastructure. The deployment includes upgrading HanseNet's access network with the Alcatel 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM), Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems and 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC), which will aggregate and transport the multiple services across the network. Alcatel will also deliver its integrated end-to-end video solution.

Alcatel is also providing a service integration for the project.


  • In April 2006, Telecom Italia's HanseNet subsidiary launched its "Alice" IPTV service in Hamburg, Germany and plans to expand country-wide over the coming months. The IPTV service include 100 standard definition channels and VOD delivered over DSL.

  • HanseNet has deployed Harmonic's DiviCom Electra 5000 Multi-Service Encoders for MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) digital video compression. The Harmonic-based headend encompasses standard definition DiviCom real-time encoders for low bit-rate MPEG-4 AVC video as well as the ProView receivers and decoders for scalable content acquisition. HanseNet also uses the versatile NMX Digital Service Manager for advanced monitoring and control.

  • HanseNet is also using Nagravision's conditional access system to secure the delivery of the content.

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