MTS chooses Teleste for nationwide digital TV infrastructure

Russian service provider MTS is deploying Finland-based technology company Teleste’s Luminato video headend platform and Teleste Broadcast Manager service to the MTS nationwide digital TV headend network.

MTS plans to convert all its networks to digital by the end of next year. The company is digitising headends to enable the operator’s subscribers throughout all Russian regions to use advanced TV channel packages, additional services and high-definition content.

The deployment of digital TV headend solution will consist of installing dozens of headends in 90 cities nationwide before the end of 2013.

“This project is of major strategic importance to us, and therefore we needed a partner we can rely on for years to come. Teleste’s reliability as a company, combined with its state-of-the-art technology and solid roadmap for the future, forms a strong basis that we can trust. We are very pleased to have Teleste as our important partner,” said Dmitry Bagdasaryan, the director for fixed business development, MTS.