Vietnamese telco selects Minerva iTVManager platform


Vietnamese telco VTC Digital Communications (VTC Digicom) has selected US firm Minerva to supply its iTVManager middleware platform for the delivery of premium IPTV services throughout the country.

VTC Digicom will offer the new services to over 100,000 subscribers throughout Vietnam in the first phase of the project, and will expand this footprint in the "near future". Minerva's iTVManager enables the delivery and management of next-generation video services over broadband networks, including high-definition TV, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, and both STB- and network-based DVR services. It also features a Widget Engine for the seamless blending of television services with Internet content.

“We needed a proven, open and scalable system that would enable us to offer our customers a differentiated television experience,” said Tien Dat Chu, Executive Vice President at VTC Digicom. “Minerva’s iTVManager combines a responsive and flexible client module with a robust and highly scalable back-office service management platform.”

VTC Digicom will be going head-to-head against Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), which officially launched its own IPTV service 'MyTV' in Hanoi