Alcatel ships more than 70 million digital subscriber lines

Alcatel has also recently announced the launch of two new IPTV applications – the Alcatel 5900 AmigoTV and MyOwnTV application.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  October 10, 2005

French telecoms vendor Alcatel says it has cumulatively shipped more than 70 million digital subscriber lines (DSL) to customers worldwide, representing a 40% increase over the 50 million lines the vendor announced at the same time last year. Alcatel’s Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family of products has been driving the vendor’s success in the broadband space. The ISAM family is a triple play access platform that offers the flexibility to deploy a range of access technologies in various equipment practices and support a wide variety of services. In less than a year, over 35 customers worldwide have committed to deploy Alcatel’s ISAM products, including China Telecom, China Netcom and Chunghwa Telecom. Alcatel has also recently announced the launch of two new IPTV applications – the Alcatel 5900 AmigoTV and MyOwnTV application. AmigoTV offers a number of interactive services to TV viewers while MyOwnTV provides a set of tools that service providers can deliver to consumers interested in creating their own TV channel. End users can then invite family and friends to tune into their own channel and share personalised content. “There is a trend that younger viewers are watching less regular television,” says Michel Rahier, president of the fixed communications group at Alcatel. “People have become willing to pay for personalised services…and we believe triple play is the vision of the future. We believe it is a big opportunity and forecast there will be 70-100 million triple play users by 2010.

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