Alcatel-Lucent has signed a frame agreement with du, the UAE’s second telecom operator, for its upcoming Internet protocol television (IPTV) deployment based on the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia platform.
Alcatel-Lucent will act as the end-to-end network integrator of a complete IPTV solution comprised of network infrastructure, Microsoft Mediaroom, services fulfillment and OSS/BSS integration, subscriber data management, and content asset management integration and implementation.
The project will include broadcast TV and video on demand (VoD), with content featuring high definition (HD)-quality picture resolution. Du’s IPTV offering will offer an enhanced user experience by enabling user-friendly features like instant channel change, multiple picture-in-picture and personal video recorder (PVR) functionality (such as one-touch recording and pausing live TV).
In this complex technical environment, Alcatel-Lucent will manage interdependent integration project streams from the network infrastructure and Microsoft platforms, subscriber database migration, and OSS/BSS integration as well as the overall solution testing and validation of du’s solution. Alcatel-Lucent supports du’s time-to-market objectives by implementing a secure and reliable infrastructure capable of delivering high-end multimedia services.