Friday, May 30, 2008

Corbina in Russia Goes with Microsoft

VimpelCom in Russia has signed an agreement to use Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV software for its Corbina TV IPTV service. The service will also use Motorola set-top boxes with or without a 160 GB hard disk. The service will support both SD and HD programming and will be launched in the middle of 2008. It will have 100 broadcast channels and 1,000 films, cartoons, and series available on demand. Corbina provides fiber based services to almost every apartment building in Moscow and many other cities in Russia.

This is another strong win for Microsoft. The Russian market is becoming a strong telecom market and it looks like IPTV will do well there.

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