Fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) as launched its first IPTV services via its ISP subsidiary TE Data, reports C21Media. The TE-VU services provides streaming and video-on-demand content to TE Data’s ADSL subscribers.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, in June 2006 TE contracted Nortel Networks and Zhone Technologies to enable the launch of VoIP and advanced data services across various parts of the network. Under the deal TE integrated Zhone’s MALC Broadband Loop Carrier Technology with Nortel CS2K Softswitch and ATM network technology, allowing circuit switched voice to move onto a pure packet network. Zhone also provided a roadmap for the delivery of new voice, video and data services such as ADSL2+, VDSL2, Passive Optical Network (PON), Ethernet and IP Video.