Durgesh Gupta - Televisionpoint.com | Mumbai Soon, you could be getting Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) on your mobile phones. UTStarcom, a global provider of IPTV infrastructure, is working on technology at the moment, which will enable its clients to offer IPTV on mobiles.
Speaking to Televisionpoint.com, Vijay Yadav, managing director, UTStarcom - South Asia, says, "This technology will enable IPTV to be used on any of the three platforms - WiFi, Wimax and 3G. We are agnostic to the underlying pipe. For us, IPTV is the future. A large focus of our R&D spend is on IPTV."
The company is working with its technology partners to develop new services and applications such as teleeducation, telemedicine, telegovernance and video conferencing for IPTV in India.
The department of telecom (DoT) has appointed Mumbai-based Rothschild and Sons to conduct the online auctions for 3G and WiMax spectrum and this would mean the auctions of radio frequencies will be held latest by January 2009.
The new technology should be ready by the end of next year and is expected to be a killer application for 3G. The company is working with its technology partners to develop new services and applications such as teleeducation, telemedicine, telegovernance and video conferencing for IPTV in India.
At the moment, IPTV subscribers experience interactive entertainment such as time-shifted TV, video-on-demand (VOD), interactive gaming and video call between subscribers. Aksh-BSNL has already deployed an e-governance platform at Kukas village, 30 km from Jaipur, with the help of UTStarcom.
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