Thai provincial telco TT&T is planning to launch internet protocol television (IPTV) services next month as part of a continuing effort to reduce its reliance on its fixed line telephony business. Supot Tiarawut, senior vice-president for corporate strategy and planning, said TT&T was preparing to launch a trial IPTV service in densely populated provinces next month, with commercial services scheduled to start by the end of this year. The trial service will be provided to 1,000 subscribers who registered at the company’s online television website, www.maxnettv.net. They will receive 13 TV programmes ranging from education to entertainment and variety shows. TT&T has invested about THB100 million (USD3 million) in a stock of content. TT&T will compete in the IPTV market against fellow privately-run telco True Corp and state-owned TOT, the latter operating the service through a joint venture with the country’s largest mobile provider by subscribers, AIS.
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