Light Reading Europe reported last week in the days following the IPTV World Forum in London that Belgium's Belgacom, a well-established IPTV service provider, is thinking about replacing its existing IPTV platform with a new one in hopes of supporting richer capabilities.
The service provider, which has more than 500,000 IPTV customers, may replace its earlier generation middleware and other solutions that it deployed four years ago from Siemens Communications and Myrio (now both part of Nokia Siemens Networks) with gear from new suppliers, potentially inlcuding Microsoft and others, LRE reports.
Is it time for second-generation IPTV platforms already? Much of the world is still just getting started.
Light Reading Europe has this report
Belgacom has been among Western Europe's top IPTV players
Belgacom reported strong IPTV revenue lin the second quarter last year