Tuesday, August 26, 2008

China Telecom Selects Vendores

China Telecom announced the companies that its provincial operators should use for their IPTV services. For systems contracts, ZTE , UTStarcom, and Alcatel-Lucent were chosen.

For standard-definition set-top boxes ZTE, UTStarcom, Coship, Motorola, Huawei, Postcom, Sunniwell, Alcatel-Lucent, Yuxing, 30 Kaitian and Changhong. The provincial operators should give preference to these companies in the order that they are listed.

For high-definition set-top boxes ZTE, UTStarcom, Alcatel-Lucent, Postcom and Changhong.

The prices for terminal equipment have been set and the provincial operators are not allowed to renegotiate prices.

This should clear the way for China Telecom's provincial operators to ramp up their IPTV efforts. This is likely to significantly accelerate the IPTV services in China, which has basically been limited to the Shanghai area until now.

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