SingTel launches IPTV trial

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), one of Southeast Asia's largest telecommunications operators, selected Alcatel-Lucent for its IPTV trial that began in October, the companies announced last week.

Based on a combination of Alcatel-Lucent's services integration solution and Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform, the project includes broadcast TV and video on demand (VoD), including support for HD.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing SingTel with an end-to-end IPTV solution and will use the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform to offer an enhanced user experience. Alcatel-Lucent also is offering a complete services integration solution that brings together network infrastructure, software platforms and integration.

Alcatel-Lucent's solution also includes HP ProLiant servers and video headend systems from Harmonic. SingTel is using Harmonic’s HD and SD real-time MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) DiviCom Electra video encoders, CLEARcut offline storage encoding solution and NMX Digital Service Manager.

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