MTS Russia selects Teleste for nationwide digital TV infrastructure

By Telecom
Lead Team
: Teleste Corporation, a technology and engineering service provider
of broadband video and service platforms, and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), a telecommunications
provider in Russia and the CIS, announced deployment of the Teleste Luminato
video headend platform and Teleste broadcast manager service to the MTS
nationwide digital TV headend network.


Fixed
broadband network and digital services development is one of MTS’s key interests.
MTS has already implemented projects for the construction and modernization of
fixed networks in Russia and plans to convert all the networks to digital
format in 2012-2013. MTS is now further strengthening its video distribution
network by digitalising headends to enable the operator’s subscribers
throughout all Russian regions to use advanced TV channel packages, additional
services and high-definition content.


“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,” said Dmitry Bagdasaryan, director for fixed
business development, MTS.


The
deployment of digital TV headend solution will consist of installing dozens of
headends 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.


The core of
the solution will be formed by the Teleste Luminato video headend platform and
the Teleste Broadcast Manager service management and EPG solution. The utilized
technology will provide the most compact and flexible solution for delivering a
premium-quality digital TV experience and survive long into the future in terms
of video and TV service information.


“This is
a great continuation of our long and successful history in the digitalisation
of TV services in Russia. We are flattered by the trust that MTS, the largest
Russian telecom operator, has in us and proud that we have been able to fulfil
their requirements both as a corporation and as a technology partner,”
said Jukka Rinnevaara, president and CEO of Teleste.


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