Telekom Austria selects Alcatel-Lucent to enrich IPTV offering

Friday, May 30th, 2008 
Alcatel-Lucent logo

PARIS — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that it has been selected by Telekom Austria (VSE: TKA, OTC US: TKAGY), Austria’s major service provider, to enrich Telekom Austria’s IPTV offering. The operator is launching two state-of-the-art features – Time shift TV and High-Definition TV (HDTV), enhancing the service experience of its aonTV subscribers.

One week prior to the start of the European soccer championship (EURO 2008), aonTV customers will be able to stop live broadcasts, take a break, and then continue to watch the transmission of the program thanks to Telekom Austria’s Time shift TV capabilities. Additionally, the launch of Telekom Austria’s HDTV service brings to the Austrian households the next level of visual quality and TV-experience.

“From June on, we can offer the aonTV users the newest Time shift TV functionalities without additional investment. Our customers can now enjoy a higher degree of convenience and freedom to watch the programs they want”, said Hannes Ametsreiter, Chief Marketing Officer, Telekom Austria TA AG and Chief Officer Marketing, Sales & Customer Services, mobilkom Austria. “Alcatel-Lucent is our trusted partner for the delivery of IPTV middleware and the related integration services, enabling us to enrich our aonTV offering with a range of innovative applications.”

“Telekom Austria is an innovator in broadband services and IPTV, and the launch of these new functionalitiesisanother milestone in its continued efforts to provide Austrians with a dynamic entertainment and communications experience,” said Frédéric Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities for Europe, Asia and Africa. “This project provides further evidence of the strong relationship between Telekom Austria and Alcatel-Lucent, which spans many years.”