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Chinese operators tap BigBand for digital TV build-out

Tue, 11/27/2007 - 7:08am
Mike Robuck

BigBand Networks announced today that five cable operators in China are using its Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) to process and deliver digital TV services.

With China on the cusp of next year’s summer Olympic Games, cable operators are ramping up their digital TV capabilities and some are using BigBand’s BMR to improve their bandwidth efficiency and optimize picture quality.

The BigBand customers initiating these digital TV deployments include Tibet Cable, Taicang Cable in Jiangsu province near Shanghai, Jiayuguan Cable in Gansu province, Nanchang Cable in Jiangxi province and Luan Cable in Shanxi province.

"The BMR's ability to deliver and manage high-quality digital video services has made it a leading digital headend solution in China," said Chuanhua Qu, director of Taicang Cable in Jiangsu province, in a statement. "We're using the BMR to deliver 100 digital TV programs to more than 80,000 subscribers."

With the latest additions, BigBand now has more than 40 customers in China.

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