India's Reliance bets on Microsoft TV

Reliance Communications of India, which is planning to roll out IPTV services beginning next spring, said it will use Microsoft's MediaRoom IPTV platform, a deployment that Microsoft has valued at about $500 million. The Indian carrier originally had planned to start its IPTV roll-out as early as last year, so there have been some delays, but now the carrier appears poised to invest as much as $1 billion on its IPTV project.

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