KPN is set on enhancing its TV and multimedia entertainment portfolio for its broadband customer base, so it's turning again to its partner Nokia Siemens Networks for assistance.
Since 2006, NSN has been supplying KPN with its iTV platform to help it deliver TV services, including enhanced applications such as high definition TV, video on demand (VoD) and the ability to pause, record or rewind live TV programs.
By deploying NSN's new iTV solution, which includes its Ubiquity Multiscreen TV Platform client, will enable KPN to develop new TV streaming applications. Included in the contract extension will run until 2012, NSN will provide KPN with a soup to nuts set of IPTV elements, including middleware, encoders, VoD, encryption, set-top boxes and PC clients.
This latest agreement to expand its IPTV capabilities will dovetail nicely with KPN's aggressive Fiber to the X plans. By 2012, KPN plans to connect up to 1.3 million homes.
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