Alcatel-Lucent adds new Cloud DVR platform and Elastic CDN 

Alcatel-Lucent China

Telecom network vendor Alcatel-Lucent today added its enhanced Cloud DVR platform and the new Elastic content delivery network.

Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate Elastic CDN and the new features enabled in its Cloud DVR platform at IBC from 11-15 September.

The French company claims that its cloud-based IP video storage and content delivery technologies will allow telecom service providers to manage network capacity more dynamically to meet customer demand.

TalkTalk, the U.K.-based telecoms, has already tested components of the enhanced Cloud DVR in a live network environment.

The Cloud DVR platform allows telecoms to store content in the cloud rather than a set-top-box, enabling consumers to access video from any connected device at home. New features utilize community-driven applications and innovations developed in conjunction with Intel to generate even more cost-effective Cloud DVR storage.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix content delivery network (CDN) technologies allow service providers to optimize video content for delivery on any device. The company will commercially launch Elastic CDN in 2016.

“Our IP Video portfolio help customers better manage the changes in traffic that they are seeing as their subscribers move away from the set top box to viewing on demand video over a variety of connected devices,” said Paul Larbey, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Video business.

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