Alcatel-Lucent and AuthenTec Enable Portugal Telecom to Securely Deliver Mobile VideoMonday, July 23rd, 2012
…to Android and Apple Smartphone and Tablet Users
PARIS & MELBOURNE, Fla. — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), and AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH) are jointly supporting Portugal Telecom (PT) in the launch of ‘Meo Go!’. The new Meo Go! service enables subscribers of Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) – the largest communications service provider in Portugal – to use their smartphones and tablets to access content that was previously confined to their TVs and PCs, including 60 live TV channels and video-on-demand.
The Meo Go! service is available to subscribers using Android, Apple iOS and Windows-based smartphones and other mobile devices, and includes features to ensure secure delivery and smooth playback of a variety of different video content formats. Subscribers can access programming from a wide range of international channels such as AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, FOX, Syfy Universal, MTV, Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel, Eurosport and several European football club channels such as Benfica TV, Chelsea TV, Manchester United TV, Barça TV, Real Madrid TV and Inter channel.
Alfredo Baptista, Portugal Telecom CTO, said: “Delivering live and video-on-demand content directly to mobile users just like on a TV was a daunting technical challenge, but thanks to strong support from Alcatel-Lucent and AuthenTec we were able to launch our new Meo Go! service on budget and ahead of schedule. Meo Go! significantly expands the number of subscribers we can reach.”
Nakhle Matta, CSO, Alcatel-Lucent Portugal, said: “Being one of the world’s leading Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and multimedia services integrators with more than 60 successful IPTV projects around the world, we are uniquely positioned to extend Portugal Telecom’s IPTV offering to smartphones and tablets. This means that Portugal Telecom will be able to push its video content to millions of additional devices across the country, addressing its customers’ appetite for video services at home and on-the-go. AuthenTec proved to be an ideal collaborator. With their Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution and strong technical support, we are able to protect and deliver video content securely.”
Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec Embedded Security Solutions, said: “Our collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent and Portugal Telecom has resulted in a unique, multi-device programming offering that frees the mobile user from their PC or TV. There is growing demand by content providers to securely deliver their programming to mobile devices. Through our versatile DRM solution, which is now deployed in many millions of mobile phones and tablets, we were able to develop a robust and widely compatible security offering that makes the viewing experience seamless while keeping high-value program content very secure.”