UTStarcom (UTSI) has signed a contract with China Telecom to deploy its RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution for a new commercial IPTV network in Shaanxi Province.

"UTStarcom continues to build on its leadership in the IPTV market in China and this contract is further validation of the strength, reliability and security of our RollingStream end-to-end IPTV system," said Ying Wu, president and chief executive officer of UTStarcom China. "Many of our initial IPTV deployments in China are currently undergoing network expansions as demand for the service has grown. Additionally, we are seeing new deployments emerge as fixed-line operators are realizing the potential for deploying IPTV services to combat subscriber churn and increase average revenue per user."

The initial deployment, supporting 30,000 subscribers, is planned to include 14 service points covering major metropolitan areas of Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province. The service is expected to offer up to 80 channels of live, broadcast television; 24-hour time-shifting capability; approximately 10,000 hours of video-on-demand content; and valued-added services including karaoke and gaming.


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