#1 Deployed IPTV Network Now Being Used by More than Fifty Operators
, leaders in IPTV and multimedia networking, today announced that NTS Communications
has begun deploying TVnet as a "critical component" of its IPTV launch. NTS, one of the largest privately held fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) providers in the US, will tap TVnet to increase the speed of its IPTV deployments, which began in 2004.
With operations that stretch throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona, NTS has for the past 25 years been a major player in the local, data, and long-distance markets. NTS is one of the largest companies in the Southwest US to launch triple play services of voice, video, and data. With more than 60,000 customers, its main competitors in its primary Texas market include SBC and Cox.
NTS is using Coaxsys' IPTV 7000 network, which is deployed by more than fifty telephone companies across the country. Additionally, NTS is one of the first companies to deploy Coaxsys' new TVnet/AC, an Ethernet-over-Coax adapter specifically designed for compatibility with Amino's AmiNET set-top boxes. The IPTV 7000 network enables Telcos to use a home's existing coaxial cable to distribute multiple IP video streams throughout a subscriber's home without having to rewire with Cat-5 cable.
NTS VP of Data Services, Brian Stewart, noted that TVnet is a crucial piece of his company's rapid deployment strategy: "Coaxsys' TVnet is a critical component of our deployments, especially in multi-story dwellings. There is no question that TVnet provides a considerable cost—and more importantly, time—savings. Not having to rewire with Cat-5 saves time and money, but perhaps more importantly, using a home's existing coax allows us to have more predictable scheduling of installation times. And, as we have begun deploying with TVnet/AC, the value proposition has improved even more."
Coaxsys VP of Sales, Gregory Boe, said that "We are incredibly excited to have NTS as a customer. They are really paving the way for IPTV deployments in Texas and surrounding states, and we are pleased that TVnet improves their business case."
The announcement from the two companies marks a significant relationship between a cutting-edge equipment manufacturer and one of the country's leading IPTV deployers. Deploying since March 2004, NTS has been continuously expanding its FTTH service area in order to offer video-on-demand, PVR networking, and HDTV to more customers. Utilizing TVnet, which provides ample bandwidth to deliver multiple HD streams per residence, will enable NTS to more rapidly grab market share.