STA of Andorra Deploys Comverse IPTV Solution to Enhance its Triple Play Offering

Monday, February 4th, 2008

WAKEFIELD, MA — Comverse, the world’s leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that STA (Servei de Telecomunicacions d’Andorra), the Andorran Telecommunications Operator, has enhanced its triple play offering by deploying the Comverse IPTV solution.

“The deployment of IPTV services is part of a strategic move by STA to enrich our customer services and create long-term profitability,” stated Jaume Salvat Font, CEO of STA. “We selected Comverse for their extensive expertise in IP technologies, in particular a deep understanding of IPTV and telecommunications from both the operator and subscriber perspective, and for excellence in integration of their applications with our existing system.”

STA, currently the provider of fixed, mobile, data and value-added telecommunication services in the Principality of Andorra, is also a radio and television broadcaster, making the provision of IPTV services an ideal strategic move. Upon launch, STA’s new triple play offering will include IPTV with MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 encoding, a Conditional Access System (CAS), and Digital Rights Management (DRM). These services will be delivered over STA’s new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

“STA is a longstanding customer of our messaging services and was an early adopter of our voicemail,” commented Benny Einhorn, President of Comverse EMEA. “It has been exciting to work with them again in the flourishing area of IPTV.”