Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Huawei Wins Phase II IPTV contract in Morocco

Morocco's Maroc Telecom has selected Huawei as the exclusive supplier for the second phase of its IPTV project. In just 3 months since launching IPTV service, Maroc Telecom has registered more than 10,000 subscribers.

The first phase of the IPTV project covered the capital city Rabat and Casablanca, and the service focused on BTV and VOD using H.264 encoding.

In the phase two contract, Huawei will enable "Video Value-Added Services" for Maroc Telecom, and provide uniform management and backup of the network-wide equipment. Huawei will also supply content protection mechanisms and the EPG interface customization function that reflects the local characteristics of Morocco. The user channels will be expanded from the 50 channels implemented in phase I to 100 channels in phase II. IPTV service availability will be extended from Rabat and Casablanca to the entire country.

Huawei noted it now has over 40 carrier customers for its IPTV solution, including six commercial deployments which current serve over 300,000 subscribers.


See also