Sunday, July 13, 2008

UTStarcom Wins IPTV Deal with India's Aksh Optifibre

UTStarcom announced a contract to supply its RollingStream IPTV solution to Aksh Optifibre, a leading optical fibre cable manufacturer in India. The company produces a variety of cables, including singlemode and multimode cables; duct cables; armored and aerial cables; indoor and outdoor cables; and ribbon fiber optic cables. Aksh was one of the first companies in India to set up its own fiber optic manufacturing units. The company is now targeting IPTV services in India. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Aksh originally selected UTStarcom in early 2007 to deliver the first commercial IPTV service in India through Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) in Delhi. The current contract helps Aksh extend its reach and deliver the same high-quality IPTV services to subscribers of MTNL in Mumbai, India.

Aksh announced the launch of its IPTV and VoIP services in Mumbai on the MTNL network in March 2008, as an expansion to the initial launch of these services on the MTNL Delhi network in July 2007.