April 24, 2006 Paris -- Swedish cable TV operator Com Hem selected Alcatel's IP service routing platform for its IP/MPLS-based data backbone network, to enable advanced triple play services across Sweden. Once deployed, Alcatel says the platform will allow Com Hem to run hundreds of broadcast channels, video on demand, voice over IP, and data services over its IP/MPLS network.
Com Hem will deploy Alcatel's 7750 Service Router and 5620 Service Aware Manager. The network platform will allow the cable operator to deliver services to 38 cities in Sweden. Alcatel is also providing a set of professional services including consulting and network design, as well as project management, installation, and maintenance.
"With our selection of the Alcatel IP solution and its expertise in triple play, we will strengthen our network in order to meet the growing appetite for more interactive and personalized voice, video, and data services in Sweden," comments Martin Kull, CTO of Com Hem. "The Alcatel solution gives us a competitive edge by giving us a state of the art network with improved overall performance, the highest levels of reliability, and integrated element, service, and subscriber management. In addition, the solution allows us to reuse much of our existing DVB infrastructure for broadcast of digital-TV."
"We look forward to this relationship with Com Hem as they build out their network for advanced triple play service delivery," remarks Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel's IP activities. "Alcatel brings to the table an industry-leading portfolio and experience with both cable and phone companies as they transform their networks for the new wave of user-centric communications and entertainment services."