Sunday, August 3, 2008

BSNL in India to Delay IPTV

BSNL, the state run telco in India, will delay its IPTV launch for a year in Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. Recent rulings now enable it to establish agreements directly with the major content providers in the country. It has had poor response to the trial that it has been running with IOL in Bangalore. IOL aggregated content on its own. It is now acquiring its own IPTV infrastructure equipment.

The IPTV situation in India is still rather clouded. The fundamental problem there, though, is the lack of broadband infrastructure. IPTV will not do well there until broadband services are broadly available.

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