Alcatel-Lucent announced that together with Compania Dominicana de Telefonos (Codetel) it has today launched nationwide IPTV in the Dominican Republic. The service provides pause-live TV, video on demand and other multimedia content.
Codetel is the the Dominican Republics main telco operator, and the IPTV service joins it’s existing voice and broadband Internet to make one of the first “triple play” packages in the Caribbean.
From the release:
“This launch represents a major expansion of our service offerings, which now include high-quality video entertainment and content services,” said Oscar Peña, President of Codetel. “For this project, Alcatel-Lucent proved they had the end-to-end expertise and integration experience to help us transform our network and business to enable us to provide more and better services to our customers.”
“This launch sets the stage for the convergence of the telecommunications and entertainment industries in the Dominican Republic and gives Codetel an important new tool to expand its relationship with its subscribers by supporting a range of compelling new services,” said Victor Agnellini, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Caribbean and Latin America region. “Codetel can ensure that its customers have access to a top-quality video experience through Alcatel-Lucent’s unique Video Operation Center, which provides video session monitoring and management to safeguard the quality and reliability of the service.”
What we think?
Ok, so this isn’t mobile Internet news – but I found it fascinating nonetheless. No matter where you go, traditional internet services just aren’t enough any more. Further and further connectivity is being built in at every level, everywhere in the world. It’s tidbits like this that make me wonder how the mobile Internet could possibly be a failure.