Alcatel-Lucent’s IP video and integration platforms and expertise enable
Spanish cable operator to offer advanced TV services and an enhanced customer
Paris – September 10, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:
ALU) and Telecable, the cable TV, Internet, Telephony and Mobile service
provider to the Spanish region of Asturias, are to collaborate on a project to
deliver a new range of innovative IP-based ‘TV anywhere’ services that will
make Telecable the first cable operator in Spain to offer advanced, cloud-based
personal video recording.
Alcatel-Lucent’s IP video technology will extend the reach of Telecable’s
current Pay TV service from set-top boxes to a wide range of connected devices
such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and personal computers. It will give
Telecable customers new services for connected devices like Catch-Up TV and the
ability to record and store their favorite TV shows in the cloud for viewing at
anytime, anywhere and on any device.
- Telecable is extending its successful Pay TV service from set-top boxes
connected to TVs to multiple devices (including smartphones and tablets) to
enable TV-anywhere services. As a result it will become the first cable
operator in Spain to offer advanced, cloud-based personal video recording.
- Alcatel-Lucent’s systems integration capabilities ensure a smooth evolution
towards IP video for Telecable and its customers, and include consulting,
design, integration, deployment, configuration, operation and maintenance.
- The solution seamlessly integrates Alcatel-Lucent IP video products
and innovations from selected partners with existing Telecable equipment. It
includes two main components:
- A cloud platform combining thePlatform mpx and Alcatel-Lucent software
modules for the management of services, subscribers, commerce and content.
- An IP video head-end for processing of time-shifted TV services such as
Catch-Up TV and personal recording. This comprises:
Velocix Origin and Cloud DVR to
record, store, publish and originate copies of video assets.
Harmonic equipment to encode and
transcode live and on-demand video streams.
Verimatrix for Digital Rights
Management and content protection.
- Multiscreen clients available on every connected device to allow Telecable
customers to enjoy applications such as electronic program guides (EPG),
search, recommendations and personalization features.
- Telecable will progressively roll out the new services from December
- This project aligns with Alcatel-Lucent’s focus on IP platforms as well as
expanding its reach to cable operators, as outlined in The Shift Plan announced
on June 19, 2013.
Alejandro Martínez-Peón, CEO of Telecable said: “Alcatel-Lucent’s
experience in IP and particularly in deploying end-to-end solutions for video
has solidified their role as our technology partner of choice. It is natural to
work with them as we look to offer our customers an improved viewing experience
with innovative cloud-based services and TV anywhere.”
Roque Lozano, President Alcatel-Lucent Spain said: “Our strong IP
video technology leadership and expertise in video integration enables
customers like Telecable to offer differentiated services whilst reducing costs
by integrating with their current assets and installed base.”
Telecable is a comprehensive service provider, leader in the Spanish region
of Asturias, supplying TV, mobile, fixed telephony and Internet services. It is
a key player in the Information Society development in Asturias, and accounts
for a market share of 80% in pay TV services, 50% in broadband, 30% in fixed
telephony and almost 10% in mobile. Along the years Telecable has evolved and
extended its services offer based on its fiber infrastructure deployed across
more than 2100 kilometers in Asturias.
Established in 1995, Telecable’s commitment with the region of Asturias in
the last 18 years is proved by the more than 375 million euro invested in the
region and in more than a thousand employees working for the company in
For more information, please visit Telecable at http://www.telecable.es/
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