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Thursday, 13 December 2007

IPTV subscribers worldwide forecast to reach 38.4m by 2012

A new report that there will be a huge growth in the number of IPTV subscribers worldwide by 2012, increasing seven-fold from the end-2006 figure to reach 38.2 million. Revenues for service providers will possibly rise ten-fold.

These is only a prediction, and one can believe on it or not, but the fact is that service providers today seem to believe that IPTV will be the next killer application. A paper written last month, in IEEE Communications Magazine, was thus properly entitled "Internet Protocol Television (IPTV): The Killer Application for the Next-Generation Internet". Although this paper is not very well written and makes some confusing and sometimes even erroneous remarks (like confusing DSL filters cutoff frequency... twice!) - which is strange in one such a high level magazine - it is nevertheless worth reading.

KOREA: LG Dacom launches IPTV service

LG Dacom, Korea's third-largest fixed-line operator, yesterday launched the 3rd IPTV service in that country. While most contries worldwide are only now offering their first IPTV, South Korea has now 3 companies offering the service, which really illustrates their almost leading position in broadband services.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Central America's First IPTV Service

Panama’s CTV Telecom is the first operator offering IPTV service in Central America. It has selected the Amino AmiNET125 multi-codec Set-Top-Box (STB) for its service.

CTV will build a 100% fibre optical network in Panama City (the capital) exclusively to deliver the new IPTV service.

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