Valtech Communications Inc, a supplier of next-generation triple-play services in Canada, has chosen Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERIC) IPTV solution. Using Ericsson's IPTV technology, Valtech will be able to provide new and value-added television services to its customers.


The Ericsson solution consists of next-generation broadband access, multi-service edge routers, world-leading video compression, IPTV middleware, and content distribution platforms. The next-generation broadband infrastructure makes it much easier to combine data, voice and video services.


The solution will enable Valtech to offer a wide range of standard, high-definition broadcast channels and interactive services. Ericsson's IPTV solution will bring personalized and interactive multimedia services that are beyond today's broadcast-TV experience.


René Arbic, President of Valtech, says: "We have chosen Ericsson's solution not only because of the quality of the IPTV platform but also because of the state-of-the art components, technological partners, services capability and availability of local competence. Together, we can establish new standards for IPTV in North America and abroad."


Mark Henderson, President and CEO of Ericsson Canada, says: "Ericsson's IPTV solution, including components from our companies TANDBERG Televison and Redback Networks, along with our systems-integration capabilities and local services personnel, will provide Valtech with a complete solution that provides advanced services. In addition to Ericsson's engineering excellence, Valtech was impressed by Ericsson's Quebec-based R&D and services activities and competence."


Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 185 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
 
Ericsson is advancing its vision of 'communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on the Stockholm, London and NASDAQ stock exchanges.
 
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About Ericsson IPTV
Ericsson offers an-end-to end IPTV solution consisting of IPTV middleware, video on demand, network based PVR, IPTV headends, content protection, IPTV infrastructure, system integration and IPTV applications such as games. Ericsson has today signed over 180 IPTV contracts. Those include commercial contracts, trials, IPTV System Integration projects, IPTV head-end contracts and IPTV infrastructure contracts for access, metro transport and IP Edge.
 
About Valtech
Valtech Communications Inc.  provides next generation triple play services, including, VoIP, high-speed internet and television services to consumers and wholesale customers. www.valtech.ca