China supports nearly 1.71 million IPTV users at end of 2Q
There were 1.708 million subscribers of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) service in the China market at the end of the second quarter of 2008, growing by 396,000 or 30.2% on quarter and by 132.1% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.
The exceptionally large growth in IPTV user base was due to the increased demand attributable to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Analysys pointed out.
China market: IPTV operators
Company Occupation of total number of subscribers at the end of June 2008
Vcom (Chinese) 34.4%
ZTE (Chinese) 21.9%
Huawei Technologies (Chinese) 3.5%
Alcatel Shanghai Bell 0.2%
Source: Analysys, compiled by Digitimes, August 2008