Portugal Telecom (PT) has launched a triple-play service under the name ‘meo’, offering customers access to 78 TV channels, high speed internet services with peak download speeds of 8Mbps and a fixed line telephone connection. The service costs EUR50 a month until September, when the price rises to EUR54.90. meo is currently only available in Lisbon, Porto and Castelo Branco. PT plans to expand its TV line-up until it is offering several hundred channels. A residential gateway and a set-top box will be placed in each subscriber home, including digital video recording capabilities for up to 160 hours. Alcatel-Lucent was the main equipment supplier, providing IP-based broadband access network infrastructure and an end-to-end video solution.