Rostelecom inks IPTV deal with SmartLabs

15 Jul 2011

Russian business newspaper Kommersant has reported that Rostelecom has signed a deal with SmartLabs for the latter to develop a unified platform for the telco’s IPTV service. Rostelecom – which now comprises Russia’s seven mega-regional telcos which previously were part of Svyazinvest – currently operates three different IPTV services with around 400,000 subscribers in total. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Pay-TV service, IPTV accounted for just 2.4% of pay-TV subscribers in Russia at the end of 2010, up from 1.6% twelve months previously.

Russia, Rostelecom