Microsoft's Bill Gates and India-based Reliance Infocomm chief Anil Ambani talked about renewing Microsoft's commitment to help Reliance launch IPTV services in the country. Gates said it was the first time his company would bring the technology to developing markets. Reliance Infocomm's nationwide high-speed infrastructure would be used to deliver the IPTV service that local reports say will include "email, Web surfing, online gaming and numerous channels." Three years ago the two companies agreed to work together to create, test and deliver IPTV services based on Microsoft's developing IPTV solution. Gates also announced a $1.7 billion investment in developing various IT projects in India. The renewed energy in the IPTV agreement with Reliance Infocomm is in the same spirit, but specific fund allocations for the plan were not released.
For more on the agreement:
- read this article from Press Trust of India