US-based equipment vendor UTStarcom has won a contract from China’s Hainan Network Television (HNWTV) to build an integrated IPTV broadcasting control platform in Hainan province.
The new broadcasting control platform will support HNWTV’s content management and distribution needs to deliver IPTV, Internet TV and mobile TV services.
This is the second such contract UTStarcom has won following the designation of 42 trial markets across China as part of the country’s ongoing network convergence plan.
“This new platform will cover all of Hainan province and provide approximately 100,000 household subscribers with digital, high-definition, and bi-directional IPTV,” said UTStarcom President and CEO Mr. Jack Lu. “It will also enable HNWTV to centrally manage their television content distribution, storage, advertising posting, and subscriber data information.”
Since 2010, UTStarcom has won and built nine additional IPTV broadcast control platforms across China, specifically in Beijing, Hubei, Hunan, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Tianjin, Zhejiang, and Chongqing.
The company is headquartered in California and was founded during the early nineties with an initial focus on the Chinese market, which is where the majority of its employees are still located.
Since selling its personal communications division to AIG Investments in 2008, UTStarcom now focuses primarily on IPTV, broadband and Next-Generation Networks.