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Ukrainian telco Vega prepping for IPTV

Ukrainian telecoms group Vega has started the process of preparing its network for the commercial launch of managed IPTV services, according to reports in local news source ProIT.

The initial phase of the project involves testing the service in the seaport city of Odessa – the country’s fifth-largest – where it received its first IPTV license in the fourth quarter of last year.

The company has also begun work on building a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in selected urban areas, according to the reports, along with Wi-Fi hotspots.

According to research by Informa Telecoms & Media (publisher of IP&TV News), there were 11,000 IPTV subscribers in Ukraine by the end of 2011, after Ukrtelecom launched a commercial service called ‘U.TV’ in March 2009 in the cities of Kiev, Vinnytsia and Zaporizhia.

Via ProIT

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