Unicom and Telecom to purchase 6.2m IPTV terminals

9 Oct 2012

China’s largest broadband providers by subscribers China Telecom and China Unicom have launched tenders for the procurement of some 6.2 million IPTV terminals. According to MENA FN Telecom has invited bids for 4.86 million smart, high definition (HD) and standard set top boxes (STBs). Unicom, meanwhile is looking to purchase 1.34 million STBs, 659,000 of which are to be HD, whilst 677,000 will be standard definition. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, China Telecom represented 51.7% of China’s broadband market at end-June 2012 with 83.7 million subscribers whilst Unicom held 37.4% of the market at that date.

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