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IBC: Ericsson Boasts Biggest IPTV Upgrade

There's telco TV news aplenty today as the annual IBC show, home to all things video, opens in Amsterdam, with Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) leading the way.

The Swedish vendor giant has confirmed its IPTV deal with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: CHT), an engagement Light Reading revealed last week. (See Ericsson Claims AlcaLu IPTV Scalp.)

In what it's calling the "world's biggest IPTV upgrade," Ericsson is supplying a range of hardware and software systems that will enable the Taiwanese operator, which has more than 900,000 customers for its Multimedia On Demand (MOD) service, to deliver its IPTV and video services to TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets. (See Chunghwa Confirms Ericsson IPTV Deal.)

The other major news is that pan-European cable operator Liberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY) is launching a subscription-based online TV and video service using a Web portal-based video management system from thePlatform Inc. (See Liberty Global Takes TV Everywhere to Europe .)

In other news from the Dutch capital:

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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