NEC targets IPTV business

From Nick Snow at the IPTV World Forum in London

Computing and networking giant NEC Corporation is to launch a full-scale IPTV business with what it describes as high-profile NGN (Next Generation Networks) carrier applications. It is looking to providing end-to-end IPTV solutions to network operators on a global scale. The says it company will draw on its NGN know-how and extensive experience with broadcasting technology to deliver highly competitive solutions in a sector predicted to generate E3.16 billion in sales by 2010.

“With the addition of NGN we can provide a variety of services, including high-grade video-on-demand (VoD) and value-added information services,” said Dr Botaro Hirosaki, Executive Vice President of NEC. “NEC aims to expand services and meet carrier demands for smooth migration from current services and advanced service architecture incorporating NGN capabilities by providing next-generation IPTV solutions that couple our extensive technical achievements in broadcasting with our core competence in the area of IT/Network integration.”

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