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Telekom Slovenije to offer TV over LTE/4G

Telekom SlovenijeSlovenian telco, Telekom Slovenije, is preparing to roll out television, internet and fixed telephone services over its LTE/4G network.

The new solution will be available starting next month and will be available to those who live in areas where a broadband cable connection is not possible, but where LTE/4G is already available.

“Telekom Slovenije is among the first operators to offer such a solution, which was for the most part developed in-house,” the company said, describing the new service as a “new milestone in telecommunications development.”

“Technological advance requires ever greater network convergence. The objective of this type of development is to provide reliable, simple, and excellent user experience in accessing the desired services – anytime, anywhere – regardless of the technology and network, which can either be fixed or mobile,” said Matjaž Beričič, director of Telekom Slovenije’s convergent core network.

Beričič said that the user experience for customers accessing video and TV content on TV screens over the LTE/4G mobile network would be comparable to the experience using its fixed network.

When customers order the new service they will receive the hardware they need – an IPTV set-top box (BOX S), a modem with SIM-card, and a set of outdoor antennae.

The internet access data rates offered in the new solution for TV, internet and fixed telephone services over the LTE/4G network will be up to 10 Mbit/s downlink and 2 Mbit/s uplink, according to Telekom Slovenije.

The platform and design of the architecture, the development of the network for content provision, the integration of the systems, and the development of the backend systems for service and content management are all down to in-house expertise, the company added.