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Press Release -- March 20th, 2014
Source: Alcatel-Lucent
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Alcatel-Lucent Cloud DVR solution wins TV Connect Industry Award 2014

  • Alcatel-Lucent wins in “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery” category
  • Cloud DVR solution reduces costs (CAPEX and OPEX) compared to home-based DVR
  • Innovative time-shifted services available on any connected device
  • Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR serves millions of TV viewers around the world

London, UK, March 20, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Cloud DVR solution has won the coveted TV Connect Industry Award for “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery”. This recognition comes only a few weeks after Alcatel-Lucent received an Emmy® Award for its longstanding commitment to developing network DVR technology.

The TV Connect awards are judged by an independent panel of service providers and industry influencers from around the world. The “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery” recognizes an operator, CDN, networking provider, ISP, content provider or solution provider, for creating the best, and most reliable CDN or Cloud Delivery Service.

Cloud DVR enables content to be stored in the network rather than in the hard drive of a traditional DVR or set-top box. This allows several shows to be recorded simultaneously and then accessed anytime, anywhere, and from any device - whether the traditional television in the living room, a smartphone or a tablet. The technology also enables a full array of time-shifted services, such as ‘start-over’, rewind and catch-up TV. By eliminating the need for a hard drive, Cloud DVR enables service providers to significantly reduce costs associated with managing the hardware, for example on-site repairs and helpdesk calls.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution serves millions of TV viewers around the world, including Swisscom and Telecable, and is currently being rolled out by some of the world’s largest cable and telecoms service providers. Its integration with Velocix CDN enables operators to further reduce their transport costs while improving the end user experience. Another key characteristic is the flexibility of the solution to adapt to legal or content rights constraints.

Paul Larbey, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Video business, said: “The pay TV industry as a whole is clearly accelerating its adoption of cloud technologies to improve operations, provide innovative services as well as satisfy users’ growing appetite for anytime, anywhere video. We’re delighted that our Cloud DVR solution has been recognized by the TV Connect judges as a leading solution for cloud TV services.”

ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)

We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog and follow Alcatel-Lucent on Twitter @Alcatel_Lucent.

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