Oi taps ALU, Microsoft for IPTV platform

Editor | 12-07-2012

Brazilís largest telco Oi has signed an agreement with networking and communications technology firm Alcatel-Lucent to launch a new IPTV service in Brazil in the second half of 2012.
AT the heart of the single, converged IPTV network service will be the Microsoft Mediaroom platform which its maker says will allow Oiís customers to experience a wide range of services.

Oi says that it identified a demand for the Mediaroom IPTV service in 20 cities across Brazil. As part of the agreement, itís also investing in a new optical fibre network that will connect customer's residences and offer extremely high-speed Internet access and landline telephone service. Customers will be able to access content via tablets, smartphones and PCs.