Teliphone sells IPTV assets to Coastline Broadcasting

Vancouver-based CLEC Teliphone Corp. is selling its IPTV assets to Coastline Broadcasting Ltd., a regional cable operator based in Black Creek, British Columbia.

The sale will give all of the telco's technology and related infrastructure to the cable company, which will use it to help deliver TV services to 800 subscribers in the Courtenay, B.C., area, the two companies said in a press release. The deal also makes Teliphone an authorized rebiller of Coastline new media services, the two companies said.

Teliphone identifies itself as "one of the largest independent facilities-based CLECs in Canada," providing voice, data, broadband Internet, IT support, cloud computing, co-location data centers and IPTV services across Canada to carriers, business, government and residential customers. The CLEC maintains a national network, including wireless backhaul and a trans-Canada SONET fiber optic network.

Teliphone also operates a U.S. network. Its voice and IPTV services are available in 47 countries.

Teliphone, in a second quarter earnings announcement, said it was using a policy of acquisitions to bulk up its business. In February the carrier said it would spend an undisclosed amount of money to acquire Titan Communications to bulk up a growing triple play offering.

For more:
- Teliphone Corp. issued this press release

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