CABO VERDE TELECOM TO ROLL OUT IPTV
Cabo Verde Telecom has signed a contract with Siemens Networks for the supply of an IPTV solution for TV via DSL broadband. Cabo Verde, the fixed and mobile services operator in CapeVerde has plan to release this new service commercially in September 2006.
Cabo Verde Telecom has selected Siemens Networks to provide the IPTV (television via DSL broadband) solution, as well as all the transport (SDH) and access (ADSL2+) infrastructure for the installation of this new service via IP-based broadband in Cape Verde. The operator is expected to provide triple play services (television, phone and Internet) by the end of 2006.
António Pires Correia, CEO of Cabo Verde Telecom, said: “With this project we plan to reach 6,000 customers initially and our main goal is to cover the entire country within two years. “
With this solution the viewer will have the power to decide what to watch and when. Each television set can be customized through services like video on demand, personal video recorder and TV of yesterday. These are only a few of the services that are already available. In another step the operator will be able to profile its customers offering innovative services adjusted to the preferences and needs of its customers.