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Ericsson and Ucom signed agreement on providing Interactive TV services in Armenia

Yerevan /Mediamax/. Swedish producer of telecommunication equipment Ericsson in cooperation with Armenian Ucom internet provider launches provision of access to interactive TV in Armenia.

As Mediamax was informed in Ucom today, Ericsson will deliver its IPTV solution including GPON fiber-optic technology.

UCOM informed that IPTV allows viewers to experience the same type of interactivity on their televisions as they are used to on their PCs.

“IPTV viewers can use personalized features such as chat, e-voting, web TV and access to social media networks. The IPTV solution for Ucom will also give viewers access to a flexible, customized portal that offers a wide range of broadcast channels, video on demand, an electronic program guide and personal video-recording capabilities”, Ucom specified.

The company informed that the given service will be delivered via the latest fiber-access technology, known as Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), supplied by Ericsson. GPON allows the consumer to watch several HDTV channels, download large files from the internet and place voice calls simultaneously without service disruptions.

Ucom informed that implementation of the new technology will be initiated in July.

Hayk Yesayan, President of Ucom, noted: “We are proud to be the first operator in Armenia to offer IPTV, and are convinced it will be popular with our customers. We chose Ericsson’s market-leading technology and services, and capability to help us bring this new offering to market quickly and efficiently.”

According to Jan Campbell, Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, at Ericsson, “We will do everything possible for the customers of Ucom to enjoy a truly personalized, interactive and high-quality TV experience.”