Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thomson Bags Telenor

Telenor the Norwegian incumbent appears to have selected Thomson for its IPTV service. It appears that Thomson will supply middleware, video on demand servers, and set-top boxes for deployment in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Assuming that this story holds up, this is a great win for Thomson. Telenor is one of the very last Western European incumbents to selected its IPTV system vendors.

Telenor is facing strong, well entrenched competition in Scandinavia. The fiber based competitive carriers already have a strong position in the Norwegian market already. I have always wondered why Telenor has waited so long.

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