Ericsson's IPTV solution chosen by Valtech

Sunday, February 10th, 2008 
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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Valtech Communications Inc, a supplier of next-generation triple-play services in Canada, has chosen Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) IPTV solution. Using Ericsson’s IPTV technology, Valtech will be able to provide new and value-added television services to its customers.

The Ericsson solution consists of next-generation broadband access, multi-service edge routers, world-leading video compression, IPTV middleware, and content distribution platforms. The next-generation broadband infrastructure makes it much easier to combine data, voice and video services.

The solution will enable Valtech to offer a wide range of standard, high-definition broadcast channels and interactive services. Ericsson’s IPTV solution will bring personalized and interactive multimedia services that are beyond today’s broadcast-TV experience.

RenĂ© Arbic, President of Valtech, says: “We have chosen Ericsson’s solution not only because of the quality of the IPTV platform but also because of the state-of-the art components, technological partners, services capability and availability of local competence. Together, we can establish new standards for IPTV in North America and abroad.”

Mark Henderson, President and CEO of Ericsson Canada, says: “Ericsson’s IPTV solution, including components from our companies TANDBERG Television and Redback Networks, along with our systems-integration capabilities and local services personnel, will provide Valtech with a complete solution that provides advanced services. In addition to Ericsson’s engineering excellence, Valtech was impressed by Ericsson’s Quebec-based R&D and services activities and competence.”