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Jordan Telecom Selects TANDBERG for Triple Play System

Provides integrated solution for TV, VoD, and data (July 22, 2004)

TANDBERG Television today announced that it has been chosen by Jordan Telecom, an affiliate of France Telecom, to provide a carrier-class iTTV broadband delivery platform to enable the operator to offer broadcast TV and Video on Demand (VoD) over its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Integrated Multimedia Service Platform (IMSP). The IMSP, which is being trialled to homes in Amman, is a 'triple play' integration of video, voice and data services over an IP network. TANDBERG Television has worked closely with Jordan Telecom to design and implement the TV delivery and VoD system, providing a range of solutions, as well as sharing its broadcast knowledge to enable the operator to deploy a state-of-the-art technology solution that meets its business model needs today and in the future.

"As the telecoms landscape in Jordan becomes de-regulated, we are looking to new, exciting services that will enable us to maintain our competitive edge. We believe that TV and VoD will help us to increase ARPU, and the IMSP trial is a perfect way for us to measure subscriber interest and match our services to the needs of our customers," says Mr. Luc Savage, Chief Officer for Strategy of Jordan Telecom. "To support our plans we needed a scalable system, capable of supporting today's trial, but also able to expand as we do. TANDBERG Television's ability to provide a high-quality end-to-end solution, combined with its strong track-record in real-world IPTV deployments and its reputation for good customer support made the company the ideal choice."

The new platform allows users to watch TV programs and films at extremely high video quality via their TV set linked to a set-top-box. TANDBERG Television's iTTV Portal middleware software is providing the user EPG (electronic programming guide) interface for the service, giving consumers an easy to navigate guide to the choices available. As well as the complete IP head-end, featuring TANDBERG's TT7116 award-winning IP Streamer and MPEG-2 encoding engine, TANDBERG Television is also providing the end-to-end VoD system, including a content ingest solution for high quality video at very low bit rates and the industry's most scalable VoD video server from Entone Technologies.

"Around the world Telcos are exploring the possibilities of adding video services to their consumer offering and it is exciting to be working with innovative companies such as Jordan Telecom as they make their first moves into the television world. As a leading provider of digital broadcasting technologies, we have been able to harness our decades of TV delivery expertise to create IPTV systems that enable Telcos to introduce compelling new consumer services. We are delighted that our solutions are playing a significant role in Jordan Telecom's important trials," says Noel Matthews, Director of Broadband of TANDBERG Television.

About Jordan Telecom
Jordan Telecom (Amman: JT) offers services in the fixed network in Jordan that include telephony, data (ADSL and IP) and International. JT, together with its subsidiaries; Mobilecom (GSM), Wanadoo (ISP) and E-Dimension (Content), is the leading operator in Jordan. For more information visit:

About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television (Oslo: TAT) creates products and systems for the delivery of high quality live video and on demand content across cable, DSL, fibre, IP, satellite and terrestrial networks. Recognised as a market leader, the company provides systems integration and global support capabilities through its sales and 24-hour support operations in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. TANDBERG Television's customers include many of the major broadcasters, network operators and content owners around the world. For more information visit:

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