Malaysian broadband operator Vasseti Datatech (VDT) is considering launching an IPTV service before this September, offering a few hundred channels through its managed services operator GLBB-Japan, according to company chairman Tan Sri Syed Yusof Nasir.
Local business daily The Malaysian Reserve quotes the executive as saying that Vasseti is in talks with a number of overseas content providers to acquire the content rights for the service, and has already started beta testing of the service.
The operator is currently building a fibre network that will run right across the Malaysian peninsula, with 100 homes having already been passed in the Klang Valley alone.
According to Syed Yusof, VDT is aiming to have reached at least 20,000 residential customers for its broadband and IPTV services by the end of the year, delivering revenues of more than MYR 10mn (US$ 3.13mn).
Dominant pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia recently launched an over-the-top (OTT) video service called ‘Astro On-the-Go’ – more details here.