Telenor Group selects Alcatel-Lucent to enhance mobile Internet experience in 11 countries

Telenor Group selects Alcatel-Lucent to enhance mobile Internet experience in
                                 11 countries

Mobile optimization technology to enhance Internet experience for Telenor

PR Newswire

OSLO, Norway and PARIS, June 24, 2013

OSLO, Norway andPARIS, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext
Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Telenor  Group  have signed a three-year global frame
agreement that will give customers fast, buffering-free mobile video and
improve overall Internet service quality. The agreement will enable the
deployment of mobile Internet optimization for Telenor's 2G, 3G and 4G
networks in Europe and Asia.

Alcatel-Lucent will help Telenor address the challenges caused by mobile users
accessing 'over the top' (OTT) video from sites like YouTube or Netflix. In
high-traffic locations or for popular content being viewed by several people
at once – such as the latest YouTube viral sensation – subscribers can be
frustrated by slow connection times, interruptions to service and poor
quality. What's more, one subscriber streaming high definition video can
affect service quality for others nearby.

Key Facts:

  oTelenor will deploy technology that automatically manages the delivery of
    Internet traffic over a mobile network, optimizing the experience for
    customers watching video and accessing web content while ensuring a surge
    in demand doesn't affect those using the network for other activities.
  oAlcatel-Lucent will provide its leading professional services expertise
    including system architecture, design, planning and end-to-end integration
    and testing to provide a tailored solution for each of Telenor's markets.
  oAlcatel-Lucent's solution automatically adapts video streams to the most
    suitable format according to a customer's mobile device, location and
    subscription level. This reduces the amount of bandwidth needed and has
    the added benefit of enabling a consumer to watch more video within the
    data quota of their monthly user agreement. It also temporarily stores
    copies of popular content on local servers to enhance the user experience.
  oThe mobile Internet optimization solution includes:

       oOpera's Skyfire Rocket Controller and Optimizer, virtualized software
         that optimizes video streams and web in real-time on a per device,
         user and session basis, thereby improving quality of experience,
         reducing bandwidth and increasing mobile network capacity.
       oConteXtream's Session Control to manage end-to-end sessions across
         the network, automatically directing video traffic to Skyfire based
         on rules or policies decided on by the operator.
       oAlcatel-Lucent is providing its Velocix 7810 Transparent Caching to
         temporarily store popular content closer to subscribers, as well as
         its 9900 Wireless Network Guardian to monitor service quality and
         provide network analytics.

  oAnalyst firm Informa predicts mobile video streaming will represent 34
    percent of all global mobile traffic by 2016, presenting a growing
    challenge for service providers trying to ensure demand for video does not
    affect service quality and cause mobile subscriber churn.


Witold Sitek, SVP Technology,  Telenor Group said: "Telenor is committed to
giving our customers the best possible experience when they use our networks.
As their passion for video from sites like YouTube grows, we want to make sure
we keep our network capacity and intelligence one step ahead of demand."

Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent's EMEA region, said:  "Our
own network analytics show an explosion in the use of video as we move from 3G
to 4G networks. Using our professional services expertise and experience, we
are integrating Alcatel-Lucent and partner products to create an innovative
solution that helps Telenor deal with this explosion in video traffic. And by
improving the subscriber experience, Telenor will foster subscriber loyalty
and tap into the growing revenue being generated by mobile subscribers."

Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media
communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 11 markets in
the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as a voting
stake of 42.95 per cent (economic stake 33 per cent) in VimpelCom Ltd.,
operating in 18 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the
world's major mobile operators with 148 million mobile subscriptions in its
consolidated operations per Q1 2013, revenues in 2012 of NOK 102 billion, and
a workforce of approximately 30,000. For more information about Telenor Group,
please visit

Telenor Group Press Contact:
Tor Odland
Mobile: Tel: +47 9909 0872


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