DT aims to double IPTV subscribers in 2009

26 Jan 2009

German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom (DT) has announced it aims to double its internet protocol television (IPTV) subscribers in 2009, according to Focus. Following a continued rise in subscribers from 120,000 at the end of 2007 to 500,000 a year later, Timotheus Hoettges, head of DT’s fixed line unit T-Home, announced, ‘In 2009 we want to double that number to one million and enter the mass market.’ DT launched IPTV via ADSL2+ in August 2007, expanding the reach of the service, which had previously only been available over VDSL. By the end of the year 17 million households were passed by the telco’s ADSL2+ or VDSL infrastructure, and 120,000 IPTV subscribers had signed up, four times the total at the end of 2006.

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