Mtel rolls out IPTV in Bulgaria with ZTE
March 4, 2013
ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is providing its IPTV solution to Mobitel (Mtel), and offer consumers in Bulgaria a ubiquitous television viewing experience.
Mtel’s IPTV platform, powered by ZTE technology, is now in commercial use delivering television services to TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile phones across Bulgaria. The multi-screen service provides an interactive video experience to users over fixed or mobile broadband connections, enabling Mtel to deliver significantly greater value to broadband subscribers.
Mtel is the biggest mobile operator in Bulgaria, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group (TAG). Mtel jointly constructed an IPTV pilot with ZTE in September 2011 and signed a five-year cooperation agreement in December of the same year for ZTE to provide customised end-to-end solutions for IPTV middleware, digital rights management (DRM), a content delivery network (CDN) and set top boxes. The scale of the network was expanded over several phases.