Collaborating with Siemens to Provide IPTV Services in China
Other Topics: IPTV Digital
Entertainment Distribution, IPTV
December 21, 2005
Shanghai, China -- Chinese broadband operator Shanghai Telecom Co.,
Ltd., and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) will be collaborating with
Siemens to offer Internet protocol television (IPTV) services to a
national market that now includes about 25 million broadband users
and 360 million television viewers, announced the Siemens
Communications Group at a press conference held today in Shanghai,
Shanghai Telecom has been successfully testing the Siemens(R)
SURPASS(R) Home Entertainment solution and, by the end of February,
the operator plans to use the Siemens portfolio to offer IPTV
services to 5,000 households in the Shanghai borough of Pudong.
Market research firm In-Stat predicts that China's IPTV subscribers
will grow to about 4.5 million IPTV users by 2008.
|The Siemens SURPASS portfolio will enable Shanghai Telecom to
provide its subscribers, via a DSL connection and a set-top box,
with television programming, Internet access, video on demand,
digital recording of television programs and video conferencing made
possible by a Web camera placed on the television set. Interactive
wagering during live sports telecasts - popular in China - will also
be available to subscribers.
Siemens makes Internet protocol television (IPTV) services a reality
today - throughout the world - with industry-leading processes,
solutions and knowledge of broadband network infrastructures. Built
on an open, standards-based architecture, the Siemens SURPASS Home
Entertainment solution provides rich user experiences, efficient
back-office management tools and the building blocks for complete
convergence of entertainment, communication and smart home solutions
- the Siemens LifeWorks(TM) vision.
User-friendly IPTV gateways and smart home solutions are key
components of the Siemens LifeWorks philosophy, a vision for anytime
and anywhere digital media delivery without barriers. The SURPASS
Home Entertainment portfolio is the IPTV solution of choice for more
than 75 U.S. regional operators as well as many more worldwide.
Globally, Siemens IPTV contracts now cover more than 38 million
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and
engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion
in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a
leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control,
Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building
Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances.
With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in
the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000
people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of
Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With
its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries
employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on
Siemens in the United States:
About Siemens Communications Inc.
Siemens Communications Inc. offers its customers a broad portfolio
of communication products and services and is a leader in convergent
technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and
enterprise networks. The company's portfolio ranges from devices for
end users to complex network infrastructures and complementary
services for enterprises, carriers and service providers. Siemens
Communications Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. For more
Note: Siemens, SURPASS and LifeWorks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All
other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of
Siemens management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate,"
"forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are
used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect
the company's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the
actual results to be materially different, including, among others,
changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in
currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of
competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services
and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens does not intend or assume any
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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