Teleste Corporation and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), a telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, has announced the 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 several 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,” says Dmitry Bagdasaryan, the director for fixed business development, MTS OJSC
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 good partnership is expected to continue in 2012. 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,” states Jukka Rinnevaara, President and CEO of Teleste.