Mauritius Telecom, an FT/Orange partner in East Africa and one of the major fixed and mobile telecommunications operator in Mauritius, has deployed interactive Mobile Multimedia services powered by the Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Interactive TV (MiTV) software application.
MiTV will allow Orange to establish mobile multimedia services throughout East Africa and the Indian Ocean, enabling each affiliate to quickly launch its own dedicated content offering and commercial packages, while sharing the same software platform.
End-users will be able to access 20 live channels, 8 near-live channels and 8 playlists and program information via an intuitive graphical user interface.
“Our customers now benefit from high value mobile TV services that turn their mobile device into a personal TV that is always with them”, commented Sarat Lallah, CEO of Mauritius Telecom.
Alcatel-Lucent will manage the network design, integration, installation, commissioning and the design of the end-user interface. The deployment contains the MiTV Compact platform, with all of the MiTV unicast features, consisting of Envivio encoders and the Alcatel-Lucent 5910 Mobile Streaming Server.
“With the Alcatel-Lucent mobile interactive TV, Mauritius Telecom has the opportunity to establish a dominant position in the Mauritius mobile TV market and create a new growing revenue stream from their investment in high capacity networks”, said Amr El Leithy, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Africa and the Middle East, adding this is the first deployment of the MiTV Compact platform in an emerging country.
Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile TV platform is targeted at mobile operators, offering them low-cost entry and configurable solutions. MiTV extends its capacity and user experience progressively with service adoption.
Alcatel-Lucent is one of the leading global providers of fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services for service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, offering solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users in more than 130 countries.