China drives homegrown technology, IPTV too

China is notorious for pushing its homegrown technology specs in the telecom industry, and the same is true for its potential IPTV standards. A report from the EETimes claims that China Netcom is poised to implement AVS in its IPTV system, instead of H.264 as it had previously announced. Since Netcom is a government controlled entity, many believe the government is pressuring the SP to go with AVS. However, the AVS working group may be an exception to the rule since it has encouraged Chinese and foreign companies to work on its technology spec. Any thoughts on AVS vs. H.264 are welcome.

For more on China's homegrown tech specs:
- read this article from the EETimes

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