Vodafone Portugal entering IPTV market?

Vodafone’s Portugal unit is considering entering the IPTV market and is also contemplating participating in Portugal’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) tender, Jornal de Negocios reported, citing the company’s deputy CEO Antonio Coimbra.

‘Vodafone is ready to launch an IPTV offer in the short term if it decides to do so,’ Coimbra said. Though the company has not yet made such a decision, Coimbra said there is ‘a high probability’ that it will enter the IPTV market in 2008, and noted that with a strong presence in the ADSL segment, Vodafone meets all the infrastructure conditions already. Regarding the DTT tender, Coimbra said the company is analysing whether it makes sense for it to participate alone or in a consortium.

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