Telekom Austria is to launch a series of advanced services on AonTV after moving its IPTV platform to Ericsson.
“We will offer new features like advanced graphical user interface, internet services over TV, latest video on demand and recording functions to our customers in Austria. This will enhance the user experience drastically and keep our leading position in the IPTV area,” said Walter Goldenits, CTO, Telekom Austria.
Ericsson, which is replacing the previous Alcatel technology, is providing its IPTV middleware and OpenStream Digital Services Platform for video-on-demand and WatchPoint Content Management System. The technology will allow customers to watch the same content having been delivered in different formats to multiple devices.
“This is a break through for Ericsson to provide and systems integrate the IPTV solution to one of the most advanced, innovative IPTV operators in Europe and co-jointly develop a leading edge service to Austrian customers,” said Roland Nordgren, head of Ericsson Central Europe. “Telekom Austria’s deployment is proof of how telecommunications, broadcast and the internet are converging and the benefits this brings to the consumers, making media available on any screen.”
Telekom Austria made a soft launch for its IPTV service in March 2006. In January the operation reported it had passed 100,000 subscribers for the first time.