In November, Microsoft announced it would provide TV technology to SBC Communications Inc.
"We are committed to integrate the current Alcatel video solutions with Microsoft TV IPTV Edition, resulting in a market-leading integrated offering," Alcatel Chief Executive Serge Tchuruk said.
Telecom operators around the world are keen to exploit high-speed Internet connections to also offer TV.
In Europe, several companies, including Telefonica SA and Deutsche Telekom AG, have launched such services.
From Yahoo News/AP