Tuesday, July 17, 2007

China Telecom Expands Deployment of UTStarcom's IPTV

China Telecom has selected UTStarcom's RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution for a new commercial IPTV network in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, which has some 5 million residents and is located near the geographical central northern edge of China.

The initial deployment, which has the capacity to support 10,000 subscribers, will offer 52 live broadcast television channels, 48-hour time-shifting capabilities, 3,000 hours of video-on-demand (VOD) content and valued-added services including karaoke, online gaming, TV-based SMS and other interactive applications. UTStarcom is providing the complete RollingStream solution, from the streaming servers through the set-top boxes in the subscriber's home.

UTStarcom noted that its its RollingStream is the most widely deployed IPTV platform in China with approximately 270,000 live subscribers to date in commercial deployments in more than 13 provinces.


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