Pirelli selected by Alice France as the new supplier for triple-play gateways

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
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Alice picks Pirelli innovative Gateway to give broadband subscribers more Services at home through its triple-play offer

PARIS/MILAN — Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband access company of the Pirelli Group, and Alice France, the French broadband access Provider of Telecom Italia, have signed an agreement for the supply of broadband Gateways in the frame of the latest ADSL2+ and FTTH access offers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Pirelli will provide to the French market the new AliceBox generation DRG-AE225G for Telecom Italia’s high-speed broadband commercial offerings.

This new generation of AliceBox will enable broadband and media center applications such as very high-speed Internet access, VoIP telephony, IPTV and Wi-Fi connectivity with automatic set-up and sharing of an external USB storage device or printer from any point of the home network. Like all Pirelli devices, this new Gateway for Alice is remotely manageable and includes sophisticated Quality of Service capabilities.

“We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with Pirelli as a Supplier of multi-play terminals, having demonstrated their technological leadership, flexible and service-oriented approach to meet our requirements” said Daniel Fava, Chief Business Officer of Telecom Italia in France. “This new AliceBox demonstrates our ability to offer to our subscribers a new experience with broadband technologies, adding a new dimension in high-quality internet access and multimedia communications”

“The supply of our innovative Gateway to Alice France is the result of our remarkable success in Italy in the broadband technology sector and service-oriented devices”, said Francesco Schiavinato, Senior VP Sales of Pirelli Broadband Solutions. “Our selection and partnership with Alice France, a leading broadband Operator in a competitive marketplace like France, is a recognition of the competitiveness of our access solutions and of Pirelli’s expertise as a long-term supplier in advanced quadruple-play Services.”