Telekom Austria customers get enhanced IPTV

Monday, 15. February 2010 07:30
* Same content on all screens
* Ericsson replaces Telekom Austria's current IPTV platform

Telekom Austria, the fixed net subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, is one of
the most innovative IPTV providers in Europe. The operator's MediaBox
interconnects the TV set, mobile phone and PC allowing any image, video or music
file stored on the computer to be easily retrieved and accessed on any screen.
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will exchange and enhance Telekom Austria's current IPTV
platform in order to deliver blended content services to multiple devices which
will eliminate barriers between TV set and PCs and introduce a new generation
user interface.

"We will offer new features like advanced graphical user interface, internet
services over TV, latest video on demand and recording functions to our
customers in Austria. This will enhance the user experience drastically and keep
our leading position in the IPTV area," says Walter Goldenits, CTO Telekom
Austria TA AG.

Roland Nordgren, head of Ericsson Central Europe says: "This is a break through
for Ericsson to provide and systems integrate the IPTV solution to one of the
most advanced, innovative IPTV operators in Europe and co-jointly develop a
leading edge service to Austrian customers. IPTV is set to grow from 40 million
to some 120 million subscriptions globally over the next five years. Telekom
Austria's deployment is proof of how telecommunications, broadcast and the
internet are converging and the benefits this brings to the consumers, making
media available on any screen."

As well as prime integration and consultancy services, Ericsson will provide a
complete solution to Telekom Austria including its award-winning IPTV
middleware, OpenStream Digital Services Platform for video-on-demand and
WatchPoint Content Management System to address the challenge of delivering the
same content in different formats, to multiple devices.


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