Thursday, December 27, 2007

Guangdong Telecom Investing in IPTV

Guangdong Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, will invest $US700 million more on its IPTV network. The result of bidding will be opened by the end of 2007.

Two years ago, Guangdong Telecom made its first purchases of IPTV equipments. Huawei won Guangzhou and Shenzhen with 60 thousand subscribers. ZTE won Dongguan and Foshan with 24 thousand subscribers. and UTStarcom won Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhongshan with 6 thousand subscribers.

Guangdong Telecom expects more revenue from IPTV service based on this upgrade.

This is another sign of growing emphasis on IPTV in China. Guangdong includes Shenzen, which is one of the fastest growing areas of China.


Anonymous said...

Some has said that UTStarcom has the best IPTV technologies. Did Huawei and ZTE win because they are both located in Guangdong?

Bob Larribeau said...

I do not know the specifics here, but governments do tend look favorably on their local businesses.

Maybe somebody closer to this situation could add a comment about this.