Paris, France – (The Hosting News) – April 24, 2006 – China Netcom has signed a contract for the deployment of IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services company, UTStarcom’s RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution in Harbin, northeast China.
According to the company, this is UTStarcom’s fourth IPTV contract in China and is the single largest IPTV capacity deployment in China to date. Youssef Kassissia, Paris-based UTStarcom EMEA Vice President commented, ”We believe that UTStarcom’s IPTV technology and service epitomizes the evolution of network and service convergence. The Harbin contract shows that a typical business model and value chain for IPTV in China is emerging and that there are large market opportunities and consumer demand throughout many regions. UTStarcom continues to prove its position at the forefront of real-world IPTV deployments. We have the largest number of subscribers in China and we now have the experience, the expertise and the local presence in this region to make that knowledge count. IPTV is a fundamental part of our customers’ Triple Play service plans, both in initial deployments in Western Europe and in the fast growing networks of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. UTStarcom’s Carrier Class, highly scalable RollingStream product will have broad appeal to both segments of this region.”
The Harbin contract follows an initial deployment of 100,000 concurrent media streams, covering the major metropolitan areas of the city. Currently, the service offers 60 channels of live broadcast television with ”time-shifting” capabilities, 48-hour TV-on-demand, and approximately 5,000 hours of video-on-demand. At the same time, there are value-added services, such as on-line weather report, information browsing, and searching services available in the service package as well.
UTStarcom’s RollingStream is an end-to-end solution designed for telecommunications operators and broadband service providers to deliver broadcast quality TV and on-demand entertainment programming over IP networks.
RollingStream is designed to offer service providers bandwidth to support new services including broadcast TV, Network PVR (n-PVR), Video on Demand (VoD), and Near Video on Demand (NVoD) over existing network infrastructures.
UTStarcom provides IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design operations in the United States, China, Korea and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.
To learn more about UTStarcom, please visit: www.utstar.com.