Comstar-UTS to cable Sochi

By Chris Dziadul

Russia’s Comstar-UTS has announced plans to offer commercial triple play services in the city of Sochi.

It says that its subsidiary CTS began trialling a digital TV service in the city last December, employing FTTB to deliver a package of 50 channels.

A full TV launch will take place in Q2, to be followed shortly afterwards by one for broadband internet and (in H2 2009) VoIP.

Comstar-UTS notes that the penetration of pay-TV and broadband internet services in Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 2014, is currently very low.