MTS picks Teleste for Russian headend project
11.26 Europe/London, February 6, 2012 By Julian Clover

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) is to deploy the Teleste Luminato video headend platform and Teleste Broadcast Manager service as part of a nationwide digital TV network across Russia.

MTS has already implemented several projects for the construction and modernisation of fixed networks in Russia and plans to convert all the networks to digital format in 2012-2013. The operator is developing its TV channel packages, adding more high definition content, as well as additional service.

“This project is of major strategic importance to us, and therefore we needed a partner we can rely on for years to come. Teleste’s reliability as a company, combined with its state-of-the-art technology and solid roadmap for the future, forms a strong basis that we can trust. We are very pleased to have Teleste as our important partner,” says Dmitry Bagdasaryan, the director for fixed business development, MTS OJSC

The digital TV headend solution will be installed in 90 cities nationwide before the end of 2013. Teleste has started the equipment deliveries already in September 2011, and continued to the end of 2011.