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Tuesday, September 09, 2003

 

Japan: NTT to include digital television in FTTP offerings

In the U.S., FTTP (fiber to the premises) projects almost always include a television channel lineup similar (and often superior) to that offered by traditional cable TV operators.

Not so in Japan, where FTTP offerings often consist of just traditional phone service plus blazing fast (100 Mbps) data access. Now the dominant carrier, NTT, is looking to change this by offering 300 TV channels as well.

This Lightwave article also notes that NTT is proposing to partner with local governments in remote area underserved by traditional TV broadcasting.

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