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Shanghai taps Siemens for IPTV help

Thu, 12/22/2005 - 6:40am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Shanghai Telecom Co. Ltd and Shanghai Media Group have partnered with Siemens to fuel a deployment of IPTV services over DSL lines. 

Following some earlier trials, Shanghai Telecom said it plans to leverage the Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment platform to deliver IPTV to about 5,000 homes in the borough of Pudong.

The platform will support applications such as video-on-demand, TV-based video conferencing and Interactive wagering during live sports telecasts.

Siemens said it has IPTV contracts in place covering more than 38 million broadband lines.

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