IPTV WORLD FORUM – LONDON. NEC Corporation today announced that it will launch a full-scale IPTV business with high-profile NGN (Next Generation Networks) carrier applications to the international market.
The company will draw on its NGN knowhow and extensive experience with broadcasting technology to deliver highly competitive solutions predicted to generate 50 billion yen in sales by 2010.
NEC intends to adopt the following initiatives to accompany full-scale introduction of the new services.
1. Delivery of End-to-End IPTV solutions using NEC products, from network architecture to delivery servers and household terminals, in a “Full Line Full Layer” approach.
2. Release of the “NC7500-VD” video delivery server (VoD server) in April as the core system for new IPTV solutions.
3. Adoption of CASCADE’s “QualiTVision” middleware which has enabled IPTV deployments in Hong Kong and Thailand to offer such advanced video solutions as time shifting, Network PVR and interactive services.
“IPTV is a video delivery service that uses the IP network. 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, in a prepared statement. “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.”