Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Canada's MTS Allstream Selects Alcatel-Lucent for IPTV

MTS Allstream, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. selected Alcatel-Lucent for its upcoming IPTV deployment. The service will be based on Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA) and Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia platform. MTS Allstream currently has the largest installed base of telco digital TV subscribers in Canada and was one of the first providers in the world to launch this type of service. This next-generation deployment will support an increased subscriber base and will allow MTS Allstream to launch into new markets.

Under the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its TPSDA architecture and will be the end-to-end network integrator. The solution includes an IP/MPLS network based on the 7750 Service Router (SR) and a broadband access network based on the 7330 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the- Node (ISAM FTTN). Also included is the Alcatel-Lucent 5750 Subscriber Services Controller, a flexible, modular and pre-integrated subscriber and policy management, the 5620 Service Aware Manager, a single management platform offering element, network and service management and the 5526 Access Management System for element management.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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