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Shanghai Leads IPTV Uptake

Lmtw.com, 3/26/08

Initial statistics for 2007 on the number of Chinese IPTV subscribers shows that by the end of 2007, Shanghai had 240,000 IPTV subscribers and that after large-scale promotion in January, this figure is now at 300,000 - the highest in the country. 2007 year-end statistics for other parts of the country, including the province/city, number of IPTV households, and operator (i.e. China Netcom, China Telecom, or Hangzhou Wasu) were as follows:

Henan Province - Netcom - 200,000

Heilongjiang Province - Netcom - 120,000

Hangzhou (Hangzhou Wasu + Hangzhou Netcom) - 250,000

Anhui Province - Telecom - 30,000

Guangdong Province - Telecom - 75,000

Fujian Province - Telecom - 105,000

Zhejiang Province - Telecom - 63,000

Sichuan Province - Telecom - 10,000

Jiangsu Province - Telecom - 35,000

Yunnan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Ningxia provinces and Shenyang city - 50,000

Other - 30,000

Total - 1,208,000

The figures include commercial users (as in Heilongjiang and Shanghai), trial commercial users (as in Guangdong, Fujian, and Zhejiang), those started under the name of "Communist Party building projects" and then expanded to common users (such as in Henan, Anhui, Yunnan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Ningxia and Shenyang), and Hangzhou Wasu's dual-mode cable/IPTV interactive service.

Currently, over 90% of provinces in mainland China have IPTV systems. However, coverage is not as complete in some provinces as in others, and some provinces are still undergoing trials before commercializing the service.

Keywords: 2007 China Netcom China Telecom dual-mode Wasu IPTV statistics telecom television users

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