Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dominican Republic's Codetel Launches IPTV service with Alcatel-Lucent

Compania Dominicana de Telefonos (Codetel), the leading telecommunications operator in the Dominican Republic, launched a nationwide IPTV offering, providing subscribers across the country with TV programming, video on demand and other multimedia content services. Enhanced features include picture in picture, karaoke entertainment and digital video recording.

The new IPTV service is supported by Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end IPTV solution, including the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform. The service complements Codetel's existing voice and broadband Internet access service, enabling the operator to offer one of the first complete "triple play" packages in the Caribbean. To complete the solution, Alcatel-Lucent is providing professional services such as network integration, project management, network design and optimization and maintenance.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that is middleware solutions support more than 2 million IPTV subscribers, representing more than 13 percent of all IPTV subscribers worldwide. The company is involved in more than 55 triple play service delivery architecture (TPSDA) deployments and more than 60 IPTV transformation and integration projects.

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