The Chinese city of Karamay has become the country's first city to provide bundled voice, video and data services to all residents.
The triple-play system has been installed as part of an investment by China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and Karamay Radio and Television Transmission Company. The four organisations invested ¥220 million (US$36 million) to pilot the scheme in 2011, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Since then, single fibre optic connections have been installed in around 130,000 homes in the city, providing each with 100M of Internet connectivity.
Su Guoping, deputy director of the Xinjiang regional commission of economic and information technology, said the northwest Chinese city of Karamay is now a model for others wishing to install a triple-play fibre optic network, according to the report.
Back in 2012, the Multiplay Forecast predicted a boom in the number of Chinese subscriptions to bundled services, from 112 million in 2011 to 253 million in 2016.