News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Metismo, Fastweb

Alcatel-Lucent has trebled the capacity of its Microsoft Mediaroom-based IPTV solution, unveiling a new model yesterday for networks of between 1,000 and 100,000 set-top boxes.
Mobile apps developer Metismo is boosting its service with in-app payment options, after striking a partnership with mobile payments specialist Paythru.
Italian ISP Fastweb has deployed CPE equipment from Pirelli Broadband Solutions in one of the first regions of Rome to be connected to the firm’s Next Generation Access Network project – a nationwide high-speed fiber network that Fastweb is rolling out in conjunction with Vodafone and Wind