It appears MTNL isn't wasting any time in expanding their channel listing. (See MTNL Launches First India IPTV Service
, Ltd. and Time Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd., announced that they are expanding their IPTV solution to India's state-owned major telecom service provider, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL).
MTNL recently launched IPTV services, through Time Broadband, utilizing Optibase's IPTV MGW 5100 platforms for its digital IPTV head-end operation at the company's Network Operating Centre. Service provider, Time Broadband is geared up to deploy IPTV services on both TV & PC delivery, through network and internet service providers across India. Following the success of the initial deployment of Optibase MGW 5100 IP video head-ends providing 26 channels of Telco-grade streaming, Optibase has now supplied an additional 74 channels, totaling 100 MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264/AVC channels. Together with Time Broadband, Optibase is enabling the launch of their IPTV services in Delhi – one of the most affluent areas in terms of ARPU, with high sign-on rates for broadband internet Services.
"During the initial deployment, Optibase demonstrated their extensive IPTV know-how relating to H.264 AVC. We were impressed by the quality of the Optibase solution and the superior level of service. Therefore we decided to select the Optibase MGW 5100 integrated digital head ends for the full-scale commercial launch. We are confident that this productive relationship with the high level of commitment from Optibase will continue into the future with our plans for further growth of our IPTV services in prominent locations of the Indian market through multiple telecom operator relationships," said Time Broadband Services' Managing Director Sujata Dev.
Danny Lustiger, CFO of Optibase, stated, "We are delighted with the success of our first installation of Time Broadband at MTNL Delhi Network and look forward to a long-term collaboration with our globally eminent CDN partners, driving the large scale deployment of IPTV in India. Optibase combines high quality products with world-class services, providing MTNL with a carrier-grade IPTV solution required for the expansion of triple play services in the Delhi metropolitan high growth potential market."