Rostelecom selects Mototola Mobility for digital rollout

Russian telco Rostelecom is deploying new Motorola Mobility’s IPTV set-top boxes as it expands its digital network across the country.

Motorola said its VIP1003 and VIP1963 set-tops will be deployed in early 2012.

The VIP1003 is a low-cost HD receiver, while the VIP1963 a higher-end IP media centre with built-in hard-disk drive for DVR functionality.

“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration between Rostelecom and Motorola Mobility to bring leading edge solutions and services to the Russian market,” said Pavel Zaitsev, vice-president, director for commerce, Rostelecom. “As an established leader in IPTV and video delivery, Motorola’s solutions are both innovative and cost effective and will help us to differentiate and attract new customers as we grow our business across the country.”

Separately, Motorola is to distribute EdgeCast’s portfolio of content delivery network solutions to service providers worldwide.

“Motorola is driving the evolution of TV and the smart, simple connected home. Working with EdgeCast provides us the ability to offer our customers simple and fast access to a proven CDN environment that enables the delivery of IP video on-demand and nDVR cloud based services directly to the multi-device, multi screen enabled consumer,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice-president and general manager, network infrastructure solutions, Motorola Mobility.

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