Irdeto and Huawei Technologies today jointly announced they have signed an agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd (PTCL) to provide an end-to-end IPTV solution to the 1 tier telecom operator.
The agreement will enable PTCL to launch IPTV services across Pakistan, and to provide its subscribers with an array of new interactive video and internet offerings. Huawei’s IPTV equipment has been integrated with the Irdeto IPTV content security solution, which encrypts and protects content from the VOD server to the set-top box on broadband platforms.
As part of the new agreement, Irdeto’s content security technology for IPTV, combined with Huawei’s middleware, video-on-demand server and set-top boxes, will be supplied to PTCL. Pakistan Telecommunication expects to launch the new IPTV service for a first-phase group of 20,000 subscribers in the first half of 2007.
“Irdeto and Huawei entered into a strategic partnership earlier this year to jointly provide end-to-end solutions into the worldwide IPTV market, and the new deal outlined today with PTCL is projected to be just the first of many IPTV advances generated by that partnership,” said Graham Kill, Chief Executive Officer of Irdeto.