Wednesday, July 18, 2007

UTStarcom's RollingStream wins IPTV bid in China!

"UTStarcom's 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
throughout the country," said Brian Caskey, vice president of
worldwide marketing at UTStarcom, Inc. "We believe our proven
expertise deploying and managing large-scale IP networks in
China, coupled with our extensive collaborations with Shanghai
Media Group, BesTV, the State Administration of Radio, Film,
and Television (SARFT) and the Ministry of Information Industry
(MII), make UTStarcom the dominant IPTV technology leader in
China today."
With a total population of more than five million people, the Ningxia
Hui Autonomous Region is located near the geographical central
northern edge of China and bordered by the Shaanxi (Shanxi) and
Gansu provinces as well as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
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.
News Release


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