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According to the research firm GfK, in 2012 each French household owned an average of 6.3 screens (decoder, Gateway, Set Top Box, connected TV, computer, game console, smartphone, tablet etc.), an increase of 4% in one year.

Market challenges

Multiplication of mobile data traffic by 53 between 2010 and 2015, the development of new uses (e-Health, NFC, connected home etc.), increase in telecom activity at companies (Mobility, Cloud, Big Data etc.), increase in number of objects connected in France between 2010 and 2020 (x4,6): the telecom sector is increasingly anchored in the daily lives of users.

Companies will have to adapt  to growing communication requirements:

  • accessibility anytime, anywhere and instantly;
  • use of all media (voice, web, mobile etc.);
  • communication between individuals, machines and systems.

Industry players will also need to stand out through accessibility of content, its quality and safety, and ease of access to services and information.

Flexible and effective support

The versatile skills set at ALTEN Group can meet these challenges:

  • Multimedia equipment: Set Top Box & Gateway, connected TV, smartphones, tablets etc.;
  • Multimedia services: IMS platform, services over IP (VOD, IPTV, VOIP etc.);
  • Communicating worlds: Internet of Things, HomeNetWork, M2M, connected vehicle;
  • Telecommunications: communications and protocols, lower layers and signal processing, drivers etc.

Through its Embedded Multimedia service, ALTEN offers complete know how from design/development, to optimisation, including integration, validation and porting.

ALTEN ensures the success of the project in terms of quality, cost and time thanks to its methods and Agile projects and its mix of nearshore and offshore solutions.


Some examples of projects


ALTEN has developed, for a telecoms operator, a demonstrator on the GENIVI platform (IVI: In- Vehicle Infotainment) integrating and making use of “Natural Language” technology. ALTEN has developed a prototype which is both multimodal (audio/text, touch/voice recognition) and multimedia oriented in content (images, videos, maps). As a member of the GENIVI Alliance, ALTEN has a strong knowledge of the target platform and experience in the implementation of applications on this platform.



ALTEN developed a middleware Set Top Box software solution for Internet access providers. Specialised in publishing software for domestic communications products, the client wanted to strengthen and structure its technical teams by using a single partner capable of supporting and ensuring the success of its flagship product.

ALTEN has set up a service centre specific to the field of digital TV, based at its premises, to meet customer requirements ranging from technical specifications to integration support, for deployment in France and Internationally.