announced the launch of its IPTV Solution Center for the Asia Pacific region in Shanghai, China. Managed by a dedicated team of IPTV experts, the center also brings first-hand triple play (voice, data and multimedia service bundle) experience to Alcatel's telecom operator customers. The Center is managed by, and located inside the premises of, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel's flagship company in China.
With the establishment of the Center, Alcatel will be more strongly positioned to support telecom operators across the region to deliver triple play services. With Alcatel's proven integration capabilities, the Center designs tailored IPTV solutions that fit the individual requirements of operators in different aspects, from service creation and delivery platform, content management, network access to terminals. The new Center also provides comprehensive technical support and consulting services to assist operators in every stage of new service development.
In addition, the Center is equipped with live demonstrations of triple play services such as broadcast TV, video on demand, network personal video recorder and videoconferencing. Operators are therefore able to understand more about different triple play services in order to help their business planning and modeling.
"The establishment of Alcatel's IPTV Solution Center brings end users a step closer to the user-centric broadband world. As Asian users become increasingly sophisticated, triple play is seeing huge growth potential, especially in China," said Michel Rahier, in charge of Alcatel's fixed communications activities. "To date, Alcatel has helped more than 20 telecom operators deliver IPTV services. Our end-to-end solution, strong integration capability and extensive experience make us an ideal partner in the triple play business."