Wind taps Alcatel-Lucent for video CDN

Roberto Loiola

Roberto Loiola

Italian alternative telco Wind has turned to Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix unit to provide CDN technology to support the launch of new video and TV services for its fixed and mobile subscribers.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix 7810 Digital Media Delivery Platform will be used by Wind’s customers to manage video traffic on the Wind network. Velocix is also used by service providers including Telius, Oi and Time Warner Cable.

Wind is Italy’s third largest mobile operator with about 22 million subscribers and the leading alternative fixed line player, with over three million subscribers.

“Wind chose Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative CDN platform for future-proof video content delivery and to better address customers’ expectations, anywhere with any device, either fixed or mobile, smartphones, tablets, notebooks or smart TVs,” said Nicola Grassi, chief technology officer at Wind.

“Our Velocix CDN platform puts service providers such as Wind in an ideal position to capitalize on growing consumer demand for high-quality video and rich media content delivered over both fixed and wireless broadband connections. It provides them all the tools they need to launch premium content services that generate new revenues, while lowering costs and providing supreme delivery performance. Furthermore, it equips them to offer content aggregators a truly reliable distribution and retail channel,” said Roberto Loiola, CEO and managing director, Alcatel-Lucent Italy.