The Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE) has launched an initiative designed to speed up the rollout of digital cable services in the country.
Speaking to Broadband TV News, its president Jerzy Straszewski said it is “looking to help small and medium sized operators. We want to, with European funding (the project is financed by the EU from the resources of Operational Programme Innovative Economy, Priority Axis 5.2), find the best way for digitisation.”
He added that there is “a need to have as many set-top boxes for as little as possible. We have approached manufacturers to suggest a solution that fulfils all requirements (DOCSIS 3.0, etc) but is not expensive.”
Manufacturers and distributors are specifically invited to the 36th PIKE conference and exhibition, due to be held in the Congress Centre in Ossa near Rawa Mazowiecka from April 26-28. There they will be able to demonstrate their products and given the option to hold workshops. This, it is hoped, will lead to the selection of a universal set-top box for the Polish cable market.
For further details, please go to: www.konferencjepike,pl