Convergence News - In Brief

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- Huawei Technologies has deployed an end-to-end internet protocol television (IPTV) solution for Maroc Telecom. Employing the internet protocol television (IPTV) solutions designed and implemented by Huawei, Maroc Telecom has launched one of the few real H.264-based commercial IPTV pilots during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The system now offers over 40 TV channels available to 50,000 subscribers. The operator plans to rollout a total of 200 channels and support up to 200,000 subscribers by the year-end, offering a wide range of services including sports, movies, entertainment, information and music download.

- Mauritius Telecom has launched its new IP TV service this week. Called My.T. the service will offer initially nine channels including TV5, BBC World, B4U Music, MTV, Doordarshan India, CCTV9, MBC1 et MBC 3. The deployment of the digital TV over DSL has cost Rs 200 millions. France Telecom (FT) was heavily involved in this project providing the technology to Mauritius Telecom in which FT has a 40% stake.