Alcatel-Lucent announced its involvement in SingTel’s pay TV service, mio TV, which was launched on 20 July 2007.
mio TV is expected to revolutionise the way Singapore watches TV. Unlike other services, which require customers to be tied to program schedules and rigid tier packages, mio TV allows subscribers full flexibility to watch what they want, when they want.
mio TV is based on a combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s services integration solution and the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and multimedia platform. Alcatel-Lucent will provide a complete services integration solution that brings together the network infrastructure, software platforms and integration skill sets required to deliver a superior user experience.
Subscribers will be able to program recordings in advance and over the Internet when they are not at home. In the near future, they will also be able to do so via their mobile phones. The interactive and flexible mio TV platform will also open up even more opportunities for innovative services in the future. Subscribers will have the option of using video conferencing and instant messaging, displaying photos and playing music from their PCs, all on their TV set.
In February 2006, Alcatel-Lucent launched Asia Pacific’s first IPTV/Triple Play competency center in Singapore. The center’s mission is to develop a core pool of technical expertise and infrastructure to support IPTV and Triple Play projects in the region, including Singapore Telecommunications Limited‘s (SingTel) mio TV.