says that Ukraine's Velton Telecom
will launch a field trial of IPTV services to business and residential subscribers in Kharkov and Poltava. Alcatel-Lucent adds it has been selected as the network integrator, using the Microsoft Mediaroom platform and providing professional services - including project management, consulting, network design, installation, software integration, commissioning, and operations.
The IPTV field trial leverages a previously deployed IP/MPLS and GPON network. The commercial launch of the IPTV service is expected on the second half of 2010.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing its end-to-end GPON offering based on the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM FTTU in combination with the 5520 Access Management System. It also leverages its 1540 Litespan MSAN product, the Alcatel-Lucent 7324 ISAM Remote Unit, and SAM and SSC management systems.
Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its IP/MPLS service routing solution based on the Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router.