Copaco postpones IPTV launch

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paraguayan state-owned telecoms operator Copaco has postponed the commercial launch of its IPTV service, to conduct pilot tests for another month, local press reported.

The operator had originally scheduled the launch for December 27.

Copaco's IPTV service will be offered in dual-play and triple-play packages. The telco also plans to offer a video-on-demand (VoD) service.

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The IPTV project required a total investment of some US$20mn. Copaco expects to deploy 50,000 set-top boxes by end-2012.

According to previous reports, Copaco's IPTV service will include 70 basic channels, as well as 10 high-definition channels.

Copaco offers fixed telephony and internet services. The operator also offers mobile services through its Vox subsidiary.