China Telecom, which has about 1.51 million IPTV customers in China, has completed an upgrade to the Shanghai portion of its network, on which it offers service in partnership with Shanghai Media Group. IPTV News reports that the upgrade will support a surge toward 900,000 IPTV customers in the area, with the telco particularly focusing on Shanghai, where service adoption has been strong. China Telecom also has a key IPTV development lab there. ZTE, UTStarcom and Huawei Technologies were among key vendors on the upgrade project. The telco also earlier this year lined up orders for up to 574,000 set-top boxes, most of them high-definition STBs.
- IPTV News has this report
China Telecom opened an IPTV lab in Shanghai in July
China Telecom picked its upgrade vendors in August