Sunday, September 14, 2008

Germany's Media Broadcast Delivers Bundesliga in HD over Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH will begin transmitting HD video of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga, Germany's national soccer league, to the living rooms of millions of fans via DVB-H, DVB-T, DSL or cable. The new broadcast network supports the simultaneous transmission of multiple transparent HDTV signals and a wide range of interfaces. The IP/MPLS network is based on the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, which manages voice, video and data signals and guarantees the network availability, which is crucial to the live transmission of soccer matches. To date, 18 points of presence have been linked with fixed connections, IP/MPLS and Ethernet technology with a capacity of 10 Gbps.

"This next-generation IP/MPLS network will allow German soccer fans for the first time to enjoy the live broadcast of the games in HD quality in the comfort of their homes," said Alf Henryk Wulf, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent in Germany. "Non-stop routing and services is a key strength of Alcatel-Lucent's IP MPLS solution and it's the crucial technology required to keep the broadcast transmission running without interruption."

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