Telecentras has launched the world’s first commercial IPTV service based on the 4G fixed LTE network solution. This service will provide fast access broadband services to more households so that more people can experience high-quality video in the country.
The 4G-based IPTV service is a joint innovation by Telecentras and Chinese corporation Huawei. The two companies jointly developed IPTV, which is based on 4G customer-premises equipment (CPE) and set top boxes (STBs), as well as Video on Demand (VOD) services. LRTC offers 34 television channels and VOD services including popular content related to sports, science and technology, and commercial finance. In addition to LRTC, other mobile operators in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East are also proactively conducting trials of WTTx-based TV and OTT VOD services.
Remigijus Seris, CEO of LRTC, said, “Thanks to comprehensive co-operation with Huawei, we succeeded in launching IPTV services, to satisfy the huge demand from modern TV services, especially of those customers who live in suburban and countryside areas. We also hope that the IPTV project will narrow the divide between technologically well-developed cities and less developed rural territories in Lithuania.”
Telecentras is the largest radio and television provider in Lithuania. The company boasts an extensive history in the field of communications which can be traced back 90 years. In 2009, Telecentras gained a reputation as the first operator in Europe to provide wireless broadband access through a mobile WiMAX network. In 2015, the company then opted to upgrade the network to LTE-Advanced, and using the 2.3 GHz TDD spectrum was able to provide further improved high-quality wireless broadband access services.