IBC, Amsterdam, NL – Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for the delivery of multiscreen television services, today announced that ALBtelecom, the incumbent telecommunication service provider in Albania, has selected Minerva’s Entertainment Delivery Platform to offer television services in the region.

The Minerva platform will enable the Albanian operator to offer advanced pay TV services over its broadband network. ALBtelecom will offer four bundled packages, including 50-100 TV channels and 1-8 Mbps Internet access, priced at €9-28 per month. The new offering will enable ALBtelecom to attract new subscribers and increase ARPU for existing customers.

“With the Minerva platform we will be able to offer our customers a next-generation pay TV service,” stated Floreta Zhulali, Chief Marketing Officer of ALBtelecom. “Working closely with Minerva and their eco-system partners we intend to bring the best entertainment experience to our customers for years to come.”

The Minerva solution enables the delivery of personalized television services to connected devices. Advanced features like catch-up TV, restart TV, pause live TV, multiscreen services, and a compelling user experience can be offered to broadband subscribers equipped with cost effective IP set-top boxes.

“We are very pleased that ALBtelecom has selected our platform,” said Eric Freund, VP of Product Marketing at Minerva. “ALBtelecom was looking for a proven solution that would allow flexibility and scalability and could be deployed quickly and reliably over their existing network infrastructure. Minerva was able to deliver on all fronts.”

About Minerva Networks

Minerva is the leading provider of carrier-class solutions for the delivery of multiscreen television services to connected devices. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s entertainment delivery platform. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com

About ALBtelecom

ALBtelecom is the biggest provider of fixed telephony and the internet in Albania, offering a wide range of products and services to the country, including its mobile part, Eagle Mobile, which entered the market as the third GSM operator in 2008. Now the company offers to Albanians 3in1 service packages: fixed and mobile internet, telephony and TV (IPTV) only in one cable. This company is one of the few operators using full NGN system in the Balkans.

Leila Salarpour