Telemar to pick IPTV platform next month

19 Jul 2006

Brazilian telecoms operator Telemar says it plans to announce its preferred platform for offering IPTV services before the end of August, according to local tech news service TI Inside, quoting Telemar’s director of content Alberto Blanco. The operator plans to test IPTV with up to a million users this year ahead of a full-blown launch in 2007. it has short-listed three manufacturers to provide it with equipment and although it has not named names, the leading contenders are though to be a joint initiative by French equipment supplier Alcatel and US software giant Microsoft.

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