India And IPTV


Business Standard: A good story on where IPTV stands in India. There are nearly 350,000 route kilometers of optical fibre laid by BSNL, Reliance Infocomm, Bharti Tele-ventures and VSNL, but a 90 per cent of this optic fibre is unlit (not connected to the end-user equipment).
So IPTV is going to be massively deployed by telcos to recover their investment and monetise this glut of bandwidth. “IPTV is one way to use this bandwidth,” reasons Sanjay Gopal, who leads the Communications and High Tech Industry group at Accenture India. So every telco has plans to introduce IPTV, and we are going to see deployment in a large scale from this year.

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