ALU, AuthenTec act to authenticate Apple, Android Meo Go! mobile video

Editor | 23-07-2012

Users may increasingly demand video to any device but doing so securely and effectively is another matter, one that Alcatel-Lucent and AuthenTec believe they have enabled for Portugal Telecomís Meo Go! mobile video service.

Indeed the two companies say that their solution will enable Portugal Telecom to be able to deliver securely mobile video to Android and Apple smartphone and tablet users. The deployment extends the operatorís IPTV offering to smartphones and tablets, addressing its customers' appetite for video services at home and on-the-go. It is also claimed to be able to address the growing demand by content providers to securely deliver their programming to mobile devices, making the viewing experience seamless while keeping high-value premium content secure.

Explaining the nature of the deployment and the challenges it presented to the company, Alfredo Baptista, Portugal Telecom CTO, said: "Delivering live and video-on-demand content directly to mobile users just like on a TV was a daunting technical challenge, but thanks to strong support from Alcatel-Lucent and AuthenTec we were able to launch our new Meo Go! service on budget and ahead of schedule. Meo Go! significantly expands the number of subscribers we can reach."

Meo Go! Now includes features to ensure secure delivery and smooth playback of a variety of different video content formats and subscribers can access 60 live TV channels and video-on-demand (VOD) services. This includes programming from channels such as AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, FOX, Syfy Universal, MTV, Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel, Eurosport and several European football club channels such as Benfica TV, Chelsea TV, Manchester United TV, Barca TV, Real Madrid TV and Inter channel.