Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has successfully deployed an end-to-end internet protocol television (IPTV) solution for Maroc Telecom.
The system, solely engineered by Huawei, recently began commercial service in the Kingdom of Morocco. This marks yet another milestone following other successful implementations in Thailand, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro and China’s Guangdong province.
Maroc Telecom is the largest integrated telecom operator in fixed, mobile and Internet operation in the Kingdom of Morocco and is in the process of actively expanding its broadband services. 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.
“We are one of the first vendors to develop deep capabilities in IPTV technology, having invested in research and development in this field since 2003,” said Wang Jiading, vice president, Huawei Technologies Middle East and North Africa region. “Huawei’s IPTV solutions are widely recognised in the industry for their openness, stability, reliability, quality design, flexible networking, and their technical advantages in the bearer network. To date, Huawei’s end-to-end IPTV solutions have been deployed by over 40 telecom operators globally, serving over 300,000 subscribers.”
Huawei’s construction and implementation of the IPTV system for Maroc Telecom took two months.