Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Siemens Breaks Into Chinese IPTV

From Light Reading:

"Siemens Communications Group has edged its way into the fast-developing Chinese IPTV market that has so far been dominated by indigenous vendors such as ZTE Corp.
Andreas Müller-Schubert, president of fixed network solutions at Siemens Communications, says his firm is providing China Telecommunications Corp. subsidiary Shanghai Telecom with a full range of IPTV-enabling technology for a trial that will involve 5,000 homes by next February.

Rival vendor UTStarcom Inc. is also engaged with Shanghai Telecom in IPTV trials.

Siemens is providing: its own set-top boxes and IPTV middleware (the Myrio system); head-end encoding equipment from Tandberg Television ; video servers from C-COR Corp.; and digital rights management technology from Verimatrix Inc.. Financial details were not released."

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