Monday, September 1, 2008

UTStarcom and Aksh to Power BSNL's New iControl IPTV Service

UTStarcom announced a contract with Aksh Optifibre to deploy UTStarcom's end-to-end RollingStream IPTV solution in 20 cities on Bharat Sanchar Nigam, Ltd. (BSNL)'s ADSL 2+ network. The IPTV offering which will be made available to more than 250,000 BSNL broadband subscribers in 20 cities throughout India with Aksh's iControl service. Financial terms were not disclosed.

BSNL is also using UTStarcom-built multiplay infrastructure that currently supports more than 75 percent of the active wirelines in India.

  • Last month, UTStarcom and Aksh announced their collaboration to deliver high-quality IPTV services to subscribers of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) in Mumbai, India, extending the reach of the operator's service area following its initial commercial IPTV deployment in Delhi.

  • In 2007, UTStarcom partnered with BSNL to supply 1.3 million lines of its Metro Ethernet Forum-certified NetRing 10000i STM-64 optical transport solution and iAN-8000 multiservice access node (MSAN) solution to build and launch new multiplay broadband Internet services.

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