TDC expands Mediaroom footprint to Norway

Monday, June 8th, 2015 
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Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in IP video technology enables Denmark’s TDC Group to extend premium services into new markets

  • TDC extends wholesale business into new countries with customers of NextGenTel in Norway first to experience new high-quality service

PARIS — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is enabling Danish communications solutions and pay TV provider, TDC, to expand its delivery of high-quality IP-based TV services outside of Denmark.

Applying its expertise in IP Video systems integration, Alcatel-Lucent is extending TDC’s existing Mediaroom platform into Norway, allowing TDC to quickly make new services available to customers of Norwegian Internet Service Provider, NextGenTel.

TDC will be able to extend its wholesale business into other markets in the future to meet growing demands for video. Video is the key driver of broadband consumption globally. ABI Research predicts that the number of pay TV subscribers will exceed 1.1 billion by 2019, with IPTV accounting for 15%.

Alcatel-Lucent is the sole supplier of IPTV services for TDC. The companies have worked together for almost a decade leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s systems integration expertise and the Mediaroom platform.

Jacob Zentio Larsen, TDC Vice President of TV said: “Video is the in-demand service for consumers and they do not want to compromise on quality. We are pleased to continue our long working relationship with Alcatel-Lucent to help us quickly expand our high-quality video service offer to customers in other markets to satisfy growing demand.”

Willem Hendrickx, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, of Alcatel-Lucent said: “We have been working with TDC for almost 10 years to help them deliver an exceptional video experience to their customers. This agreement extends our relationship and highlights our commitment to helping customers like TDC innovate with new revenue-generating services that unleash the value within their networks.”