Canadian telecom company SaskTel will be the first provider in North America to commercially deploy HDTV services as part of an IPTV offering using new technologies such as MPEG-4, according to Alcatel.
Alcatel's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture is a key component of SaskTel's Next Generation Access Infrastructure (NGAI) program. SaskTel's HDTV offering represents the evolution of the company’s Max Entertainment Services, which currently include high-speed Internet access, television and video on demand (VOD) in a single bundle over SaskTel's high-speed IP network.
SaskTel's NGAI program, a capital investment initiative that is providing bandwidth of up to 40Mb/s, is the key enabler for advanced services such as HDTV and VoIP.
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