Friday, June 13, 2008

Shanghai Telecom at 420K IPTV Subscribers

Shanghai Telecom now has 420 thousand IPTV subscribers in the city compared to 230 thousand one year ago. Shanghai's IPTV service is adding value added products and developing new services. For example, its relaxation games, which were launched on May 31, attracted 34 thousand users in four days, which illustrates the popularity of interactive products.

China's IPTV subscribers is expected to grow at a significant pace this year due to the Beijing Olympic Games. The service is expected grow rapidly during the next five years and is expected to reach 35 million in 2012.

Shanghai has the most successful IPTV service in China and is experiencing rapid growth. IPTV has not been as successful in the other deployments in the country.

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