Alcatel-Lucent gives Swisscom’s customers more flexibility and choice by moving personal video recording to the cloud
Swisscom gives customers the ability to view their recordings on multiple screens whenever they choose
Paris, June 28, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is enabling Swisscom – Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider – to give its customers the ability to record TV programs and store them in the cloud and then watch their recordings on any connected screen wherever they are, whenever they want. The service will help Swisscom further differentiate their IPTV offering and increase revenues by attracting new customers.
Jorg Nonnenmacher, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent’s multiscreen activities said: “Alcatel-Lucent has applied its expertise in video systems integration to free Swisscom’s customers from the limitations of set top boxes with built-in hard-drives – that have limited storage capacity and are often prone to repair. From now on they are able to consume their recorded video content on any connected device such as tablets, mobile phones or PCs.”
Bruno Haug, Head of TV Development at Swisscom said: “We are pleased to continue our tradition of innovation and offering best-in-class customer service by being the first operator in Switzerland to offer our customers the possibility to watch their recordings on any connected screen. As part of the increasing demand for multiscreen services around the world, our customers want to record as much video as possible and access it not just on their television sets but also on other devices such as smart phones, tablets and PCs.”
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.