The leading internet service provider in the Tula region of Russia, Rosintel, has successfully rolled out an IPTV solution based on products from Netris, writes Ian McMurray.
Netris’ specialists deployed two core components – Netris iVision IPTV Middleware and Verimatrix VCAS – as well as integrating the platforms with the LanBilling system. The key features of the solution are said to be support of multiple vendor set-top boxes and access to TV content from PCs and laptops.
At present, the Rosintel digital TV service is offered as a test service. The provider is planning to broadcast 70 TV channels, including 10 channels in HD format. Film, educational, entertainment, music and children’s channels will be presented in three main packages. The economy package will have 33 channels and will be totally free for subscribers. There are three ways in which consumers can start to use the service: buying a set-top box, renting a set-top box or downloading and installing a PC client.
“Our mission is to provide our subscribers with high quality telecommunication services,” said Albert Scherbinin, CEO at Rosintel. “We aim to offer every resident of the Tula region affordable and multifunctional internet services for entertainment and development. That is why, for us, it was very important to find an IPTV solution with a good history, flexibility in management and with the guarantee of buying premium class content. After analysing the IPTV market offer, we realised that the Netris end-to-end Solution with Verimatrix VCAS for content protection was the best choice.”