Etisalat completes successful trial of IPTV over WTTx
WTTx uses wireless to provide fibre-like broadband access for households
Etisalat has successfully completed the first trial of MENA IPTV service over an existing WTTx network.
WTTx uses wireless to provide fibre-like broadband access for household. WTTx (4G) provides fast access to home broadband markets over existing LTE networks, enabling operators to quickly launch IPTV services, and greatly improving ROI by finding the right synergy between WTTx and FTTx.
Etisalat launched commercial use of WTTx (4G) based wireless broadband internet access and voice services with abundance of 3.5 GHz spectrum last year.
Saeed AlZarouni, SVP, mobile network, Etisalat said: "IPTV over WTTx will revolutionise TV service availability for Etisalat customers, making it seamless for them to watch subscription-based e-Life TV content across Etisalat's 4G networks. Etisalat customers are becoming more reliant on Home Broadband (HBB) services; therefore, offering rich TV entertainment over our LTE network will address this requirement and meet their growing need for rich and varied content."
"A WTTx solution also creates an opportunity for us to maximize existing LTE investments and capacity while improving returns as it provides immediate delivery for IPTV home entertainment," AlZarouni added.