KORTRIJK, Belgium - February 19, 2007 - Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, today announced TEO LT, AB Group, the largest fixed-line telephony and Internet related services provider in Lithuania, has launched both IPTV and DVB-T video services from a newly created Scientific Atlanta® digital headend. The new headend and associated systems support content acquisition and delivery, MPEG-4/MPEG-2 encoding and decoding, and digital content and network management.
"We had to meet very strict, immediate deadlines under the terms of our DVB-T license, and Scientific Atlanta's experience, knowledge and the response of their in-region support personnel helped us to satisfy the demands placed upon us," said Nerijus Ivanauskas, Deputy of CEO at TEO. "Time to market was extremely important to us, both in response to the mandated deadlines and in order to meet the aggressive rollout schedule we had developed for both the DVB-T and IPTV services. Scientific Atlanta provided solutions and platforms that helped us to complete the initial launch of 20 channels of DVB-T programming and position us to expand our DVB-T and IPTV offerings quickly and efficiently in the future."
The new headend, located in Vilnius, and the associated equipment and systems needed for the two new video networks employ Scientific Atlanta's newest solutions - the MPEG-4 /MPEG-2 encoder (Model D9034TM) and the Digital Content Manager, capable of simultaneously processing from one to more than 1,600 video streams from a single platform, along with Scientific Atlanta's widely deployed ROSATM network management and the flexible iLYNXTM video access platform. Scientific Atlanta's extensive video delivery expertise and experience was complemented by additional systems integration support from the company's in-region systems integrator, Ericsson, Lietuva, UAB.
About TEO LT, AB
TEO LT, AB Group is the largest fixed-line telephony and Internet related services provider in Lithuania, offering a large variety of services to residents and business - from telephone calls to integrated voice, data, Internet and IT solutions. On 5 May 2006 the Company changed its name from AB Lietuvos Telekomas to TEO LT, AB and introduced new secondary brands for its main activities: VOX - voice services to residential customers, ZEBRA - Internet services to residential customers, GALA - digital television, and TEO VERSLAS - voice, internet, data communication and IT services for business customers. More information about TEO Group is available at http://www.teo.lt.
About Scientific Atlanta
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and Scientific-Atlanta Corporate http://www.scientificatlanta.com