Sunday, March 26, 2006

China Netcom Selects ZTE for IPTV in Beijing

China Netcom selected ZTE as an equipment supplier for an IPTV trial in Beijing. The new network will serve 50,000 IPTV subscribers by provisioning video services including video on demand (VoD), broadcasting, time-shifted television (TSTV), private video recorder (PVR ) and near video on demand (NVoD) as well as value-added services such as interactive games, information services, instant communications, online albums and e-learning. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The China Netcom IPTV project follows ZTE's three previous IPTV contract wins from China Telecom and confirms ZTE as China's largest IPTV systems provider.

ZTE said this contract will make one of the largest providers of IPTV infrastructure in the world.

China currently has over 30 million broadband subscribers, with more than 50% annual growth, making it potentially the world's largest IPTV market.

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