Wednesday, July 18, 2007

UTStarcom wins new China Telecom Contract

UTStarcom won a bid to deploy its RollingStream IPTV system with China Telecom for a new commercial IPTV service in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

UTStarcom stated that 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.

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. 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 content and valued-added services including karaoke, online gaming, TV-based SMS and other interactive applications. UTStarcom is providing the video on demand servers through the set-top boxes in the subscriber's home.

UTStarcom has a strong presence in China with both China Telecom and China Netcom. Its success in China is likely to make it one of the leading IPTV system providers as these deployments in China continue to grow.


Unknown said...

UTStarcom also seems to be well positioned in the indian IPTV market. i think they will deploy IPTV for bharti and already announced a deal with MTNL. next decade there might be more iptv subs in china+india than ROW ;)

how can they win these desirable customers in india and china but still don't get meaningful iptv business in europe and the US is beyond me...

Bob Larribeau said...

UTStarcom is well positioned in China, which should make it a leading IPTV company over the next few years.

UTStarcom has not developed a strong presence in North America and Europe. Huawei has been successful in Europe but not North America. ZTE, like UTStarcom, has been successful primarily in Asia.

The momentum in the telecom industry seems to be shifting to the developing countries. This should help Huawei, UTStarcom, and ZTE.