“Well, if IPTV was in first gear before, we have just shifted into at least third. Alcatel has made many early investments in advancing broadband and triple-play services, as well as IPTV solutions. Microsoft has focused on cable TV and IPTV platform software and driven a broad initiative targeting the “connected-home.” We have both made significant progress in the marketplace. So we have complementary skills and this agreement is a classic win-win — Alcatel will be Microsoft’s preferred network access and systems integration partner and Microsoft TV will be Alcatel’s preferred software partner for IPTV sales efforts on a global scale. This is a precedent-setting alliance for the industry that will create a whole new dynamic that we expect will propel the industry forward.”
Thanks, Lost Remote.