Australia's TransACT to upgrade for IPTV

Australian telco TransACT, based in Canberra, plans to upgrade its network to deliver IPTV services to its customers, according to reports in news website iTWire.

IPTV is expected to be available to customers from early 2010, according to the reports, with both FTTP and VDSL2-connected customers expected to be eligible. TransACT operates a fibre network covering the cities of Canberra and Queanbeyan. The new service is expected to deliver 58 channels, along with PVR functionality, high-definition content, video-on-demand, and an EPG.

"TransACT has designed its new TransTV platform so it is ready to deploy across the National Broadband Network (NBN)," said acting CEO Gordon Dunsford. "This IPTV upgrade, together with the rollout of our FTTP/GPON network to thousands of greenfields residences and the upgrade to VDSL2 across many other parts of the ACT, is exciting for TransACT and our customers."